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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19471984188319951883
Year last recorded20142014201220122005
Number of records39106752
Number of individuals87284357
Unique positions1894842
Unique locations1894642
Adult records39104551
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 123 records from 79 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0608 Elachista rufocinerea 02
© Dave Shenton
0608 Elachista rufocinerea 01
© Ian Marshall, 26 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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