Main: (Epermeniidae / Epermeniinae)
47.003 [B&F: 0482] Epermenia insecurella (Stainton, 1849)


Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on limestone grassland and chalk downland in England, south of a line from the Severn estuary to The Wash, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In our area there are four very old records on the Isle of Wight, with none since 1926. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Flies in late afternoon sunshine. Larva feeds on Bastard Toadflax, an increasingly difficult plant to find in the county.

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Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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