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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Pondweeds.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19661883190419952000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records4758324215292
Number of individuals392447713427521378
Unique positions6645972814
Unique locations6544912913
Adult records4758224112592
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1044 records from 242 sites. First recorded in 1883.


63.115 Acentria ephemerella 02
© David Ashton, 23 Jul 2016
63.115 Acentria ephemerella 01
© Terry Box, 13 Aug 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally abundant in the vicinity of ponds and sluggish water throughout vice-counties 61 to 64 and sometimes attracted to MV light well away from such habitat.

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