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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Apr-mid Sep.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Reed Canary-grass, Common Reed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859190420012004
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records32313130767
Number of individuals5103214217217
Unique positions511249126
Unique locations501152115
Adult records32211106757
Immature records00700

For the county, we have a total of 549 records from 129 sites. First recorded in 1859.


38.039 Elachista maculicerusella 03
© Andy Nunn
38.039 Elachista maculicerusella 02
© Terry Box, 27 Jun 2012
38.039 Elachista maculicerusella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 7 Jun 2004

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely recorded and locally common with numerous records from vice-counties 61 to 64, unrecorded in VC65.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Nosterfield NR, 11.8.2004 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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