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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Grass Cocksfoot.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19501859188319811883
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records207651047213
Number of individuals18201178147934079
Unique positions492471348
Unique locations512669338
Adult records207631017112
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 461 records from 187 sites. First recorded in 1859.


19.007 Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 04
© Terry Box, 26 May 2018
19.007 Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 03
© Andy Nunn
19.007 Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 02
© Dave Shenton
19.007 Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 01
© Dave Williamson, 25 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common to abundant moth in all five vice-counties.

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