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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jun-Jul, and Aug-Sep (-Oct).

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Unknown.

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 recorded196119851961
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records596961384
Number of individuals7281061668
Unique positions13919316
Unique locations10716246
Adult records544941276
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1384 records from 246 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1961.


2484 Pinion-streaked Snout 03
© Will Bown
2484 Pinion-streaked Snout 02
© Paul Harris
2484 Pinion-streaked Snout 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain but restricted in the north to the Lake District and western Scotland, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth is locally frequent in the wettest parts of the Poole Basin, and at low density elsewhere in damp situations. A candidate potential host foodplant might be rush (Juncus spp.). The species is double-brooded in Dorset.

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