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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Common Spike-rush.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19531859198319432005
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records4062652
Number of individuals35853852
Unique positions1341232
Unique locations1441232
Adult records4052652
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 79 records from 35 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0736 Monochroa lucidella 04
© Ian Marshall, 12 July 2014
0736 Monochroa lucidella 03
© Dave Williamson
0736 Monochroa lucidella 02
© Dave Williamson
0736 Monochroa lucidella 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded more frequently in recent years and is sometimes locally common.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC65. Nosterfield, 1.7.2005 det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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