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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, late Apr-Jun, Jul-Nov. Overwinters to Spring.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Bittersweet and Woody Nightshade.

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 recorded186820001868
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records2246460
Number of individuals1865382
Unique positions824172
Unique locations684144
Adult records2136438
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 460 records from 144 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1868.


0819 Scrobipalpa costella 04 leaf mines
© Dave Shenton
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 03 tenanted mine
© Dave Shenton
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 02
© Tom Morris
0819 Scrobipalpa costella 01
© Tom Morris

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