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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Devil's-bit Scabious and Small Scabious.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63
Year first recorded200918681988
Year last recorded200919132013
Number of records123
Number of individuals104
Unique positions123
Unique locations123
Adult records123
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1868.
 

Photos


0146 Nemophora cupriacella 03
© Dave Williamson
0146 Nemophora cupriacella 02
© Dave Williamson
0146 Nemophora cupriacella 01
© John Wilcox

Species Account


Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Bretton Park, 23.7.1998, det. HEB (RJHu). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009:
VC61. Paull Holme Strays, 3.7.2009 det. HEB (from photo) (WP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): Very local in the county though we have a few recent records. Flies by day in areas where its foodplant scabious grows. The forewing is metallic golden-green in the basal half and golden reddish or purplish beyond. Similar to Nematopogon minimella but without the basal streak and forewing band.
 

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