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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Oct-mid Nov.

Forewing: M 9-11mm, F 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Various shrubs.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188319731883
Year last recorded20132012201420142014
Number of records2151038531
Number of individuals17422414933
Unique positions13516262
Unique locations13514272
Adult records194998330
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 245 records from 61 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.043 Exapate congelatella 02
© Derek Parkinson
49.043 Exapate congelatella 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread with many records from all five vice-counties, it is abundant on the Pennines and North York Moors, occurs regularly on lowland heaths and is often taken at MV light elsewhere.

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