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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Various short grasses, especially Sheep's-fescue.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19471984197719721984
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records387586210301228473
Number of individuals2817184212809171545249
Unique positions14713719021172
Unique locations14312917719565
Adult records38668599971203473
Immature records23100

For the county, we have a total of 7468 records from 709 sites. First recorded in 1947.


63.093 Agriphila straminella 03
© Andy Nunn
63.093 Agriphila straminella 02
© Lee Wiseman
63.093 Agriphila straminella 01
© Charlie Streets, 4 Aug 2004

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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