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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Leaf litter.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18681883
Year last recorded18681903
Number of records14
Number of individuals03
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records14
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1868.


1080 Olethreutes arcuella 02
© Dave Williamson 19th May 2011
1080 Olethreutes arcuella 01
© Dave Williamson 19th May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since the early years of the present (20th) century.

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