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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Aug.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19471984197719692000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records5551149916471664437
Number of individuals63305108526548112954403
Unique positions17717520118042
Unique locations17116519917733
Adult records5527149916381563437
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 10798 records from 745 sites. First recorded in 1947.


1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 03
© Andy Nunn
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 02
© Dave Shenton
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 13 Jun 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather thinly recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64 but locally common in reed-beds and occasionally taken at MV light well away from such habitat.

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