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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Golden-rod and Ragwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1994188318831998
Year last recorded2010188320142000
Number of records211422
Number of individuals240462
Unique positions31222
Unique locations31222
Adult records210382
Immature records0010

For the county, we have a total of 66 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1520 Hellinsia osteodactylus 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and sometimes fairly common with records from vice-counties 62 to 64, recorded most frequently in the south of VC63.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 16.7.1994 det. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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