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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-12mm.

Foodplant: Cranberry, Heather.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19991907188319981883
Year last recorded20052008201420132005
Number of records5215164
Number of individuals5039182
Unique positions4211123
Unique locations4211123
Adult records5110162
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 42 records from 32 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1073 Olethreutes schulziana 02
© Tony Moverley 10th July 2013
1073 Olethreutes schulziana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 15 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from moorland and heaths in all five vice-counties, most frequently in VC63, and is locally fairly common.

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