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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 13-14mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19471984198219802000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records357375615461723432
Number of individuals1762130604571113464383
Unique positions13912712621044
Unique locations13412112020241
Adult records356475415241695432
Immature records42100

For the county, we have a total of 8030 records from 618 sites. First recorded in 1947.


63.089 Agriphila tristella 04
© Terry Box
63.089 Agriphila tristella 03
© Terry Box, 2 Aug 2011
63.089 Agriphila tristella 02
© Alan Draper
63.089 Agriphila tristella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 6 Aug 2010

Species Account

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

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