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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Wild and Cultivated Rose.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2006185918832000
Year last recorded2006185919882000
Number of records1141
Number of individuals1031
Unique positions1141
Unique locations1141
Adult records1141
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0137 Lampronia morosa 01 netted on Dog Rose
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC61. Spurn, 5.6.2006 det. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): Very local in the county. The larvae feed on buds of roses, both wild and cultivated. A rather dingy-looking species compared to others in the genus, as the name "morosa" (gloomy) suggests.

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