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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 9-13mm.

Foodplant: Rosaceous plants.

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 recorded20012001
Number of records12
Number of individuals12
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2001.


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© Chris Manley, 9 Jul 2006

Species Account

Davey, P., 2020: Rose Plume Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla: A scarce species restricted to south-east counties of England, the larva feeding on dog rose Rosa canina. There is just a single Dorset record of this distinctive Plume moth, from Trigon on 4 July 2001. On this date, intense immigrant activity originating from central Europe occurred, for example, the second British example of Jubilee Fan-foot 2490 was trapped on the same night at Durlston.

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