Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-early Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Various thistles.

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 recorded187019981870
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1404288
Number of individuals4035816
Unique positions1034214
Unique locations853176
Adult records1264260
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 288 records from 176 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1870.


0945 Aethes cnicana 02
© Debra Saunders
0945 Aethes cnicana 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

to be written...

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species