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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Dry vegetable matter, hay and dead grasses including thatch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491883189919741999
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records763177365325258
Number of individuals675216484484915
Unique positions735151618
Unique locations705150608
Adult records762175349316258
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 1888 records from 239 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common in the south of the County with many records from vice-counties 61, 63 and 64. Recorded less frequently throughout VC62 and unrecorded from VC65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Low Row, 2.8.1995 det. HEB (TMW); Hutton Conyers, four 26-29.8.1999, 18.7-11.9.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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