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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Low moorland plants, especially Cowberry, Bearberry and Bog Myrtle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded192718831942
Year last recorded201419942010
Number of records594
Number of individuals10422
Unique positions584
Unique locations584
Adult records572
Immature records012

For the county, we have a total of 18 records from 17 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1070 Olethreutes mygindiana 03
© Derek Parkinson
1070 Olethreutes mygindiana 02 larva on cowberry
© Derek Parkinson
1070 Olethreutes mygindiana 01
© Charlie Streets, Apr.23rd 2010.

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common among cowberry on the higher moors.

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