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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Greater Knapweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1979
Year last recorded1985
Number of records7
Number of individuals2
Unique positions6
Unique locations6
Adult records7
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1979.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First taken in the County in 1979 but not identified until aprilella was added to the British list in 1981 from moths taken in Hampshire and Wiltshire. Locally common in the south of VC63 where it has been reared regularly from the seedheads of Greater Knapweed.

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