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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: Ribwood Plantain and other plantains.

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 recorded188519941885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records17252448
Number of individuals25548606
Unique positions10715244
Unique locations8213190
Adult records14351388
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 448 records from 190 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 02
© Julian Francis
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England and south Wales, the larva feeding in the rootstocks of plantains (Plantago spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent locally in the Poole Basin on tracks or disturbances across dry heaths and at low density along the coastal belt; in both biotypes, buck’s-horn plantain (Plantago cornopus) is a likely host plant. The following light trap records may refer to dispersed individuals: Puddletown, on 19 June 2000 (H Wood Homer), Shapwick, on 19 June 2000, 14 June 2003 (P Davey).

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