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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

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

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1885
Year last recorded1885
Number of records1
Number of individuals0
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1885.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC64. Askham Bog, autumn 1885 (Wilson, 1886).

2013 (CHF): We still have only one confirmed record in the county. The smallest member of the genus. The forewing is a metallic golden green in the basal two thirds with a short black basal streak, an indistinct dark cross band, and the outer part of the wing golden reddish. It may be mistaken for the larger Nematopogon cupriacella. It can be found flying in sunshine where its foodplant, devil's-bit scabious or small scabious occurs.

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