Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Fungus on dead wood.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20091859186818831883
Year last recorded20142012201320132014
Number of records73653
Number of individuals122442
Unique positions63653
Unique locations63653
Adult records72442
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 24 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0636 Denisia similella 05
© Terry Box, 26 May 2017
0636 Denisia similella 04
© Andy Nunn
0636 Denisia similella 03
© Damian Money
0636 Denisia similella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Jul 2011
0636 Denisia similella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and sometimes fairly common in vice-counties 62 to 65 where it is confined to the higher ground of the Pennines and the North York Moors.

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