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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Odd records May-Jun, most Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Creeping Thistle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491998197619872001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records5161381449351
Number of individuals84632622527293
Unique positions492143258
Unique locations511943247
Adult records5161381429051
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 942 records from 144 sites. First recorded in 1949.


49.183 Lobesia abscisana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.183 Lobesia abscisana 03
© Terry Box, 13 Jul 2013
49.183 Lobesia abscisana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 26 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded in the County in 1949 and has occurred fairly regularly in the south during the last ten years.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, July 2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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