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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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 10-14mm.

Foodplant: Branched Bur-reed and Reed Sweet-grass.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831859188320032001
Year last recorded20142010201320132014
Number of records2631084
Number of individuals2318217
Unique positions133932
Unique locations133932
Adult records261884
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 51 records from 30 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0470 Orthotelia sparganella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 25 Jul 2001
0470 Orthotelia sparganella 01
© Terry Box, 2 Aug 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A local species occurring in small numbers but there are scattered records from all five vice-counties.

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