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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: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Mugwort.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1994201019741976
Year last recorded1994201120142011
Number of records13162
Number of individuals13272
Unique positions13142
Unique locations12152
Adult records1392
Immature records0070

For the county, we have a total of 22 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1974.


1518 Hellinsia lienigianus 01
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. South Cave, 14.7.1994 det. HEB (DBC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: A local moth, previous Yorkshire records have been in the south of the county.
VC62. Fen Bog, two on 2.7.2010 det. HEB (DM, SF, RWo). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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