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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Dead or decaying animal matter and detritus in bird nests.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1950193019781963
Year last recorded1997193019841963
Number of records74131
Number of individuals60141
Unique positions2441
Unique locations2441
Adult records74131
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 25 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1930.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Far Headingley, Leeds, 15.9.1963 (CCS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): There have been no records of this moth in the county since 1997. It is more likely to be found in wild habitats than other members of the genus and is rather local. The narrow yellow-ochreous line along the costa is characteristic.

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