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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Thrift, Bird's-foot Trefoil.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19971991197519702004
Year last recorded20142014201420132008
Number of records394366312
Number of individuals3451891184
Unique positions15111092
Unique locations14111092
Adult records394366302
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 181 records from 46 sites. First recorded in 1970.


49.185 Lobesia littoralis 04
© Dave Shenton
49.185 Lobesia littoralis 03
© Andy Nunn
49.185 Lobesia littoralis 02
© Ian Marshall, 9 Sep 2012
49.185 Lobesia littoralis 01
© Ian Marshall, 21 June 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: All records are from inland localities where the species is presumably associated with thrift growing in gardens, there are no records from coastal areas.

Beaumont, 2002: This moth has been much more widely recorded since 1989.
VC61. Bridlington, 30.8.1995 det. HEB (ASE), 2.7-1.9.1997, 28.7.1999 (KAB, ASE), Spurn, 11.8.1997 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Appletree Village, York, 21.7.1991, 14.9.1991 (MRB); Haxby, August 1994 det. HEB (TJC); Guisborough, 22.8.1995 det. HEB (PFo). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008: Regularly recorded in the south and east of the county, the earlier record from VC65 listed below was inadvertently omitted from the 2004 report.
VC65. Nosterfield NR, three 11.8.2004; Ballowfields NR, 18.7.2008 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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