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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:

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: False-brome.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1868199920051883
Year last recorded1932199920142006
Number of records21112
Number of individuals11261
Unique positions2112
Unique locations2112
Adult records21112
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 16 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1868.


38.007 Elachista subocellea 02
© Dave Shenton
38.007 Elachista subocellea 01
© Charles Fletcher, 8 Jul 2011

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Maltby Far Common, 2.7.1999 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, three 24.6 & one 13.7.2005 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC65. High Batts NR., 1.7.2006 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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