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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19892004197620012001
Year last recorded20142012201420132001
Number of records2796531
Number of individuals4297321
Unique positions1262231
Unique locations1262031
Adult records2396531
Immature records40000

For the county, we have a total of 105 records from 42 sites. First recorded in 1976.


63.091 Agriphila latistria 03
© Damian Money
63.091 Agriphila latistria 02
© Damian Money
63.091 Agriphila latistria 01
© Ian Marshall, 21 Aug 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded in the County in 1976 it has occurred most years since in the south of VC63, sometimes fairly commonly.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn 18.8.1989, 3.9.1990, 14.8.1997 (BRS); Muston, 23.8.1998 (PQW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC64. Drax, 22.8.2001 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 22.8.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: These are the most northerly county records.
VC62. South Gare, 14.8.2004 (PWF, SF); Guisborough, 14 & 15.8.2004 (PWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): The earliest Yorkshire record was from Rotherham (VC63) in 1976 after which it occurred regularly in the extreme south of the county in vice-counties 61 and 63 during the 1990s. Single records from vice-counties 64 and 65 in 2001 remain the only occurrences in the north-west of Yorkshire but it has occurred in VC62 since 2004.

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