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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Various thistles.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19491883188319722004
Year last recorded20142011201420142014
Number of records511438299
Number of individuals9602403826
Unique positions20412164
Unique locations22412144
Adult records510237299
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 591 records from 56 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 08
© Ian Marshall, 24 Jul 2020
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 06
© Terry Box
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 07
© Terry Box
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 05 larva
© Andy Nunn
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 04 mine on creeping thistle
© Andy Nunn
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 03 mine on Cirsium
© Dave Shenton
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 02
© Ian Marshall, 21 May 2013
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 01
© Ian Marshall, 21 May 2013

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed in small numbers, recorded from all five vice-counties.
 

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