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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Birdsfoot-Trefoil

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19792011
Year last recorded19792012
Number of records12
Number of individuals112
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1979.


35.002 Syncopacma cinctella 02 male gen.det. HEB
© Terry Box, 27 Jun 2012
35.002 Syncopacma cinctella 01 male gen.det. HEB
© Terry Box, 27 Jun 2012

Species Account

Similar species: 0844 Syncopacma larseniella and 0847 Syncopacma taeniolella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records have been confused with those of S. larseniella (Gozmany q.v.), there are unconfirmed records from a number of localities in vice-counties 61 to 63. There is presently only a single confirmed record of this species, which is associated with common Birdsfoot-trefoil.

Argus 63, 2011: Although there are old records under this name from VCs 61 and 63 they are unconfirmed, the more recently separated S. larseniella (Gosm.) appears to be the more widespread moth within the County. There is only one confirmed previous County record, from VC62 in 1979.
VC63. Wintersett CP, 14.6.2011 gen. det. HEB (PSm). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Staveley NR, two on 27.8.2011 gen. det. CHF (CHF, JCW, RE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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