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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Oct.

Forewing: 11-15mm.

Foodplant: Hay, straw and barn detritus, and bird's nests.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records231556815240
Number of individuals235537215643
Unique positions523227367
Unique locations543226347
Adult records229536614040
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 546 records from 153 sites. First recorded in 1883.


62.076 Hypsopygia glaucinalis 03
© Andy Nunn
62.076 Hypsopygia glaucinalis 02
© Paul Kipling, 2 Sep 2011
62.076 Hypsopygia glaucinalis 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed with records from vice-counties 61 to 64. Sometimes reported as common during the nineteenth century but in recent years has usually been encountered as single specimens at MV light.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 12.8.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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