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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Ribwort Plantain.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831859188319742002
Year last recorded20142014201520142014
Number of records49229914730
Number of individuals121932917235
Unique positions302046187
Unique locations312043186
Adult records48927654530
Immature records102100

For the county, we have a total of 689 records from 118 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.015 Aspilapteryx tringipennella 04
© Derek Parkinson
15.015 Aspilapteryx tringipennella 03 larva on plantain
© Derek Parkinson
15.015 Aspilapteryx tringipennella 02
© John Edwards
15.015 Aspilapteryx tringipennella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded in all five vice-counties and locally fairly common.

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