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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 12mm.


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 recorded19951995
Year last recorded19951995
Number of records12
Number of individuals00
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 1995.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant to southern England, first recorded in Essex in 1989, the larva feeding in the seedpods of Fabaceae plants such as garden pea (Pisum sativum), lupins (Lupinus spp.), false-acacia (Robinia pseudacacia) and bladder-senna (Colutea arborescens). It is resident in southern Europe and the Mediterranean region where it is double-brooded, and in the tropics and the sub-tropics.

The moth has been recorded once in Dorset during a south-easterly airflow originating from southern Europe: Iford, at MV light on 11 August 1995 (M Jeffes).

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