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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

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

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Thought to be mosses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19961859188319622004
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records3068321822751
Number of individuals33210630841858
Unique positions271436203
Unique locations291435213
Adult records3068321822451
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 885 records from 102 sites. First recorded in 1859.


35.038 Bryotropha domestica 03
© Andy Nunn
35.038 Bryotropha domestica 02
© Andy Nunn
35.038 Bryotropha domestica 01
© Charles Fletcher, 19 Jul 2001

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Cottingham, 13.8.1996 (PAC); Spurn, 13.6.1997 (BRS); Bridlington, 29.7.1997 (ASE) all det. HEB. NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, two 7.8.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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