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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19522002188319562001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records233217176283115
Number of individuals258422394652177
Unique positions291822295
Unique locations291822304
Adult records233217174273115
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1024 records from 103 sites. First recorded in 1883.


35.047 Bryotropha affinis 03
© Tony Moverley, 8 Jun 2013
35.047 Bryotropha affinis 02
© Andy Nunn
35.047 Bryotropha affinis 01
© Charles Fletcher, 21 Jul 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often fairly common but unrecorded in VC65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Low Row, 27.7.1995 det. HEB (TMW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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