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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Sea Aster.

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 recorded188520081885
Year last recorded200820082008
Number of records17136
Number of individuals4110
Unique positions14130
Unique locations14130
Adult records318
Immature records5010

For the region, we have a total of 36 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0267 Bucculatrix maritima 01 leafmine on Aster tripolium
© Jenny Seawright
0267 Bucculatrix maritima 03
© Marcus Lawson
0267 Bucculatrix maritima 02
© Marcus Lawson
0267 Bucculatrix maritima 04
© Marcus Lawson

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk

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