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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Birds-foot Trefoil.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1946194819852012
Year last recorded1946194820142012
Number of records1141
Number of individuals1161
Unique positions1141
Unique locations1141
Adult records1141
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1946.


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Species Account

Similar species: A difficult group requiring genitalia dissection: 0844 Syncopacma larseniella, 0847 Syncopacma taeniolella and 0849 Syncopacma cinctella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has until recently been confused with S. cinctella (Clerck), consequently the status of both within the County is unclear. The present species is associated with Greater Birds-foot Trefoil.

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