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Eucosma aemulana

Checklist Number
49.270 [B&F: 1194]

Verification
Record requires retention of specimen until confirmed, and may require dissection. Consult with CMR if unsure

Classification

Family:Tortricidae
Subfamily:Olethreutinae
Genus:Eucosma
Species:aemulana
Authority:(Schl├Ąger, 1849)

Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in woodland and on chalk downland and cliffs in parts of southern England. In Hampshire there has been no record of this moth in the county since 1970. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-16 mm. Differs from other Eucosma species by its smaller size and the diffuse and obscure forewing markings. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Goldenrod, over-wintering in a cocoon.

VC11 South Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Ampfield (SU32)1970threeD W H FfennellLarval