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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Fungus on dead wood.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19862002198519972008
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records12913132529
Number of individuals169152156213
Unique positions28747205
Unique locations26746185
Adult records12913132479
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 335 records from 102 sites. First recorded in 1985.


0642 Batia unitella 04
© David Ashton, 4 July 2014
0642 Batia unitella 03
© Andy Nunn
0642 Batia unitella 02
© Ian Marshall, 14 July 2008
0642 Batia unitella 01
© Ian Marshall, 14 July 2008

Species Account

Similar species: 0637 Crassa tinctella

Beaumont, 2002: This moth has also become much more frequent since 1989.
VC64. Bishop Wood, 23.7.1997 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: This moth is now widely recorded in vice-counties 61 and 63, more northerly records are few.
VC62. Skelton-in-Cleveland, 14.7.2002 (TB); Strensall Common, 27.7.2002 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 26.8.2008 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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