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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Thistles and Knapweeds.

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 recorded19951995
Year last recorded20042004
Number of records48
Number of individuals24
Unique positions48
Unique locations48
Adult records36
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.


0560 Coleophora paripennella 01 larval case on Cirsium
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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