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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Sep.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Pellitory-of-the-Wall.

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 recorded20012001
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records1428
Number of individuals163326
Unique positions1122
Unique locations1020
Adult records48
Immature records1020

For the region, we have a total of 28 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2001.


0896b Cosmopterix pulchrimella 04
© Paul Harris
0896 Cosmopterix pulchrimella 03 mine
© Jack Oughton
0896b Cosmopterix pulchrimella 02
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0896b Cosmopterix pulchrimella 01
© Martin Cade, 11 Sep 2006

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
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