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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, and Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Mugwort.

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 recorded18731873
Year last recorded19671967
Number of records24
Number of individuals12
Unique positions24
Unique locations24
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1873.


0314 Leucospilapteryx omissella 03 reared ex mine on Mugwort
© Dave Shenton
0314 Leucospilapteryx omissella 02 inflated mine on Mugwort
© Dave Shenton
0314 Leucospilapteryx omissella 01 mines on Mugwort
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Some records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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