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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB1

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Double brooded Apr-Oct.

Forewing: 5-8.5mm.

Foodplant: Sea Spurge, Portland Spurge.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18891889
Year last recorded20052005
Number of records1428
Number of individuals1530
Unique positions1020
Unique locations510
Adult records24
Immature records612

For the region, we have a total of 28 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


1160 Acroclita subsequana 02
© Debra Saunders
1160 Acroclita subsequana 01
© Martin Cade

Species Account

Most often recorded in larval stage on foodplant. Restricted to limestone cliffs and vegetated shingle.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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