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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:


Foodplant: Cowberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18832010
Year last recorded19942013
Number of records43
Number of individuals24
Unique positions42
Unique locations41
Adult records02
Immature records11

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana 01 larva on Cowberry
© Derek Parkinson
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana 04
© Derek Parkinson
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana 03 larva on Cowberry
© Derek Parkinson
1158 Rhopobota ustomaculana 02 on Cowberry
© Derek Parkinson

Species Account

All records are of larvae.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded among cowberry on the Pennine moors in vice-counties 63 to 65 where it is locally fairly common.

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