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1199 Eucosma pupillana

(Clerck, 1759)

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Using datasets:
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
GiGL professional survey records (Historic): Greenspace Information for Greater London
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Sheffield Biological Records Centre- Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups. : Sheffield Biological Records Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Natural England species data for SSSI within Worcestershire from date of notification to present: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre

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49.277 BF1199
Eucosma pupillana

(Clerck, 1759)

Wingspan c.17mm.

A local species, occurring sporadically in parts of southern England and Wales, ranging north to Derbyshire, but is nowhere common.

The adult moths, which fly in July and August, have a quite distinctive wing pattern. They rest among the foliage during the day, and fly later into the night.

The larval foodplant is wormwood, (Artemisia absinthium), and the larvae feed inside the stems and roots.

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