Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 5.5-7.5mm.

Foodplant: Holly and Bilberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041998188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records85349196240
Number of individuals7840157164461
Unique positions2616352819
Unique locations2415342818
Adult records82348493239
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 546 records from 119 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.223 Rhopobota naevana 04
© Andy Nunn
49.223 Rhopobota naevana 03
© Damian Money
49.223 Rhopobota naevana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 17 Jul 2001
49.223 Rhopobota naevana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 26 Jul 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common in lowland areas and often extremely abundant in moorland localities where the larvae feed on Bilberry. Recorded in all five vice-counties.

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species