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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-mid Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Moorland plants including Heather, Common Rock-rose, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Plantain spp and Bilberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188319661883
Year last recorded19892012201220142011
Number of records2105133
Number of individuals1112192
Unique positions294133
Unique locations294133
Adult records182132
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 33 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1008 Philedone gerningana 02
© Tony Moverley 23rd July 2016
1008 Philedone gerningana 01 male
© Charles Fletcher, 21 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common on moorland and heaths in all five vice-counties.

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