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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Thought to be sedges and rushes.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1954
Year last recorded2014
Number of records11
Number of individuals36
Unique positions11
Unique locations6
Adult records10
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1954.


72.060 Marsh Oblique-barred 02
© Andrew Rhodes
72.060 Marsh Oblique-barred 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There is one record shown in 10 km square SD95 of map 219 in MBGBI 10. This has been traced to Malham Tarn (VC64), post 1948 (BCE pers. comm.), however, there is no official record of this species in the County. It is a possible site for this species and Rutherford (1971) mentioned it as a species which might be found in Yorkshire. Without further details and verification, however, this record cannot be accepted and the species should not be counted on the Yorkshire list.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Austwick, early 1990s (PC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): This moth has been found again in 2011 at Austwick Moss, the site of previous records in 1989 and 1992. The database also contains two records from Malham dated 1954-8 and 1962, both by H.N. Michaelis and it is likely that these are genuine. It occurs just over the border in North Lancashire and it is highly likely that this unobtrusive moth occurs at other sites in the west of VC64 on boggy moorland.

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