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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: Jul-early Sep.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Gorse and Broom.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319722002
Year last recorded20142014201320072002
Number of records1371720121
Number of individuals23221182441
Unique positions12141351
Unique locations12131351
Adult records1361416121
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 187 records from 44 sites. First recorded in 1859.


35.093 Mirificarma mulinella 03
© Damian Money
35.093 Mirificarma mulinella 02
© Damian Money
35.093 Mirificarma mulinella 01
© Ian Marshall, 7 Aug 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common among broom in vice-counties 61 to 64, unrecorded in VC65.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 6.8.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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