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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 11mm.

Foodplant: Low grasses such as Sheep's-fescue.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1960188318832007
Year last recorded2014201420142014
Number of records106132858
Number of individuals125225858
Unique positions2611317
Unique locations2510307
Adult records106102818
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 412 records from 72 sites. First recorded in 1883.


63.090 Agriphila inquinatella 02
© Andy Nunn
63.090 Agriphila inquinatella 01
© Ian Marshall, 31 July 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and locally common, particularly in VC63, not recorded from VC65.

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