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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Various grassy stems.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19501883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records9083001529269
Number of individuals2099605277221101
Unique positions3221293813
Unique locations3320273712
Adult records9082991498968
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1521 records from 129 sites. First recorded in 1883.


35.040 Bryotropha terrella 02
© Andy Nunn
35.040 Bryotropha terrella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 15 Jul 2001

Species Account

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

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