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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9.5mm.

Foodplant: Perennial sow-thistle.

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 recorded188419981884
Year last recorded201019982010
Number of records31164
Number of individuals35172
Unique positions18138
Unique locations16134
Adult records28158
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 64 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1884.


1202 Eucosma obumbratana 03
© Mike Hetherington
1202 Eucosma obumbratana 02
© Martin Cade, 12 Jul 2011
1202 Eucosma obumbratana 01
© Tom Morris

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