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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-early Aug.

Forewing: 5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Thistles, Burdock.

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 recorded18841884
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2244
Number of individuals1530
Unique positions1734
Unique locations1428
Adult records1224
Immature records612

For the region, we have a total of 44 records from 28 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1884.


0559 Coleophora peribenanderi 03 on Cirsium vulgare
© Jenny Seawright
0559 Coleophora peribenanderi 02 on Cirsium vulgare
© Jenny Seawright
0559 Coleophora peribenanderi 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
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