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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5.5-7mm.

Foodplant: Carline 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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records2652
Number of individuals612
Unique positions2448
Unique locations2142
Adult records1122
Immature records816

For the region, we have a total of 52 records from 42 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0725 Metzneria aestivella 03 larva in carline thistle seed head
© Dave Shenton
0725 Metzneria aestivella 02 bred ex larva on Carline Thistle
© Dave Shenton
0725 Metzneria aestivella 01 larva on carline thistle heads
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

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