Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Throughout the year, most May-Sep.

Forewing: 8-13mm.

Foodplant: Household detritus.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19481999197519721984
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records1858112213161334162
Number of individuals2452216822563186198
Unique positions71457210020
Unique locations7245729918
Adult records1837112213061291162
Immature records00300

For the county, we have a total of 5792 records from 306 sites. First recorded in 1948.
 

Photos


0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 07
© Colin Duke
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 06
© Colin Duke
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 05
© Colin Duke
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 04 larva
© Andy Nunn
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 03
© Andy Nunn
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 02
© Alan Draper
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 01
© Ron Moat

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common to abundant in houses and outbuildings throughout all five vice-counties, less frequent away from human habitation.
 

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