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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses and herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records149027616222866
Number of individuals2999440175365121
Unique positions9358707316
Unique locations9861687014
Adult records147827514821563
Immature records401132

For the county, we have a total of 2222 records from 311 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.031 Aphelia paleana 05 ex larva on stinging nettle
© Andy Nunn
49.031 Aphelia paleana 04 larva
© Andy Nunn
49.031 Aphelia paleana 03 reared ex larva
© Dave Shenton
49.031 Aphelia paleana 02 larva
© Derek Parkinson
49.031 Aphelia paleana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

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

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