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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2006
Year last recorded2006
Number of records4
Number of individuals2
Unique positions1
Unique locations2
Adult records4
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2006.


73.304 Cosmopolitan 02
© B R Spence, 29 Aug 2012
73.304 Cosmopolitan 01
© B R Spence, 29 Aug 2012

Species Account

2012 (CHF): NEW COUNTY RECORD - The first county records were trapped at Spurn on 29 & 30.9.2006. A rare migrant Wainscot, increasing in frequency. Over 500 were recorded in Britain in the migrant year of 2006. Most records of this moth come from the south coast.

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