Distinguished from other Eucosma species by the relatively large and well-defined basal patch and black scales in subterminal area..
Found on rough uncultivated ground, especially chalkland and coastal cliffs in the southern counties of Britain.
Old record from Hockwold, Norfolk (Fenn, 1978) noted in a paper at the time as not only a county record but also, apparently, the first specimen to be taken in Britain for 47 years. (Emmet A.M. 1978, Eucosma pauperana recorded in Britain after nearly fifty years. Entomologistís Rec. J. Var., 90: 245-246) A second Norfolk record was taken at Burnham Overy Staithe (Brown, 2002) confirmed by dissection (J. Clifton) and Brancaster (B. Arnfield, 2011) confirmed by Martin Honey (NHM).
Recorded at Stow Bardolph in 2014 (K. Leighton, 01.v.14)
New for VC27 at Cley in 2015 (S. McElwee, 16.iv.15)
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Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1978.
Last Recorded in 2016.