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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Jul.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Sea Aster.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521920
Year last recorded20141920
Number of records591
Number of individuals630
Unique positions91
Unique locations101
Adult records581
Immature records10

For the county, we have a total of 60 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1920.


49.103 Phalonidia affinitana 03
© Ian Marshall, 12 Jul 2015
49.103 Phalonidia affinitana 02
© Ian Marshall, 8 Aug 2013
49.103 Phalonidia affinitana 01
© Ian Marshall, 8 Aug 2013

Species Account


Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, larvae common 29.8.1994 (BE).

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