Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Heathers.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19792002188318831883
Year last recorded20112014201420142014
Number of records125123227
Number of individuals11850461185
Unique positions92719156
Unique locations82218146
Adult records125120196
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 115 records from 68 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0797 Neofaculta ericetella 02
© Ian Marshall, 14 May 2017
0797 Neofaculta ericetella 01
© Charlie Streets, May 14th 2010.

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and common to abundant wherever there is a good growth of heather, both on the moors and in woodland throughout all five vice-counties.

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