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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 14-19mm.

Foodplant: Stable and warehouse detritis, sheep-dung.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1949188318831883
Year last recorded2014201419262013
Number of records62364
Number of individuals64212
Unique positions8364
Unique locations7364
Adult records62222
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 75 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1883.


62.074 Aglossa pinguinalis 02
© Andy Nunn
62.074 Aglossa pinguinalis 01
© Ian Marshall, 14 July 2008

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Another species associated with stables and farm outbuildings which has become much less common than formerly. Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, generally rather infrequently in recent years.

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