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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, and Aug-Sep (-Oct).

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Unknown.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19401883197118832011
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records7170111755
Number of individuals80871331176
Unique positions243529334
Unique locations253330304
Adult records6870111755
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 332 records from 122 sites. First recorded in 1883.


72.061 Pinion-streaked Snout 04
© Terry Box
72.061 Pinion-streaked Snout 03
© Andy Nunn
72.061 Pinion-streaked Snout 02
© Charles Fletcher, 15 Sep 2005
72.061 Pinion-streaked Snout 01
© Charlie Streets, 22 Jul 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have been a few new sites reported for this very local species but most records are very recent so it is not yet clear whether it is established at any of them.

Argus 52, 2006: Often mistaken for a pyralid and consequently overlooked. Four of these [2006] records are from new sites. Double brooded in Yorkshire in July and September contrary to what literature suggests.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC65. Marne Barracks, 15.7.2011 (CHF, JCW, AJW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across much of the county in damp places. There has been a marked increase in records since 2007 and it is not obvious whether this is a genuine change or an increase in awareness that this insignificant moth is indeed a macro.

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