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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 11-15mm.

Foodplant: Common Saltmarsh-grass and Sheep's-fescue.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19601868197618832010
Year last recorded20142012201420142010
Number of records517456181
Number of individuals1004281441
Unique positions31414121
Unique locations34415121
Adult records515456161
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 596 records from 66 sites. First recorded in 1868.


63.092 Agriphila selasella 03
© Andy Nunn
63.092 Agriphila selasella 02
© Ian Marshall, 2 Aug 2015
63.092 Agriphila selasella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Aldwick-le-Street, 24.7.1976; West Melton, 3.8.1990, 4.8.1999; Ulley Country Park, two, 6.8.1999 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 3.8.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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