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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Mugwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded199120062010
Year last recorded201420062010
Number of records1711
Number of individuals1911
Unique positions911
Unique locations1011
Adult records1711
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 19 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1991.


1375 European Corn Borer 06
© Andy Nunn
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis 05
© Damian Money
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis 04
© Ian Marshall, 19 July 2014
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis 03
© Dave Shenton
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis 02
© Barry Spence, 2 Jul 2006
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis 01
© Charles Fletcher, 19 Jul 2010

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 6.7.1991, 28.6.1997 (BRS); Muston, 8.9.1995 (PQW). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: This migrant moth has previously occurred sporadically on the east coast, the following VC64 record is the first inland in Yorkshire.
VC64. Laver Banks MoD, Ripon, 5.7.2006 conf. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: The inland locality is unusual for this immigrant moth
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 19.7.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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