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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: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Cock's-foot.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19881859188319762001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records86123811838
Number of individuals1281124328113
Unique positions159183711
Unique locations15919369
Adult records86102411038
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 292 records from 88 sites. First recorded in 1859.


38.025 Elachista atricomella 03
© Andy Nunn
38.025 Elachista atricomella 02
© Terry Box, 4 Aug 2012
38.025 Elachista atricomella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded fairly commonly from a number of localities in vice-counties 62 and 63 and less frequently from VC64.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 23.6.1988 det. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Low Row, July 1995 det. HEB (TMW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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