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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Rest-harrow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded199519981992
Year last recorded201320132013
Number of records17416
Number of individuals20620
Unique positions13310
Unique locations1129
Adult records17416
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 37 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1992.


45.023 Marasmarcha lunaedactyla 02
© Ian Marshall, 10 Jul 2010
45.023 Marasmarcha lunaedactyla 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded thinly in vice-counties 61 to 63 but locally common where there is a good growth of rest-harrow.

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