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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Cotton-grass.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded185918831888
Year last recorded201020111888
Number of records471
Number of individuals11470
Unique positions441
Unique locations441
Adult records431
Immature records040

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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© Charlie Streets, 17 Apr 2014

Species Account

Several records are of larval spinnings.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local among cotton-grass on the moors.

Argus 60, 2010: There are few recent records of this moth; it should be present on heathland and moorland with cotton grass.

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