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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB1

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Algae and lichen.

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 recorded18821882
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records3060
Number of individuals3876
Unique positions2346
Unique locations1224
Adult records00
Immature records2550

For the region, we have a total of 60 records from 24 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1882.


0202 Eudarcia richardsoni 04 larval case
© Jack Oughton
0202 Eudarcia richardsoni 03 larval case
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0202 Eudarcia richardsoni 02
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0202 Eudarcia richardsoni 01
© Martin Cade

Species Account

Similar species: 0203 Infurcitinea argentimaculella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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