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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Thought to feed on mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1859201219842003
Year last recorded2009201420142014
Number of records721326
Number of individuals2132894
Unique positions52410
Unique locations5247
Adult records421326
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 48 records from 18 sites. First recorded in 1859.


35.026 Acompsia cinerella 02
© Andy Nunn
35.026 Acompsia cinerella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are a number of scattered records throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, it is most frequently recorded in VC62.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Low Row, several 10-28.7.1995, det. HEB (TMW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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