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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: May-Aug.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Bell-heather, Cross-leaved Heath.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19971859188319951883
Year last recorded20112013201420131883
Number of records101013112
Number of individuals281431
Unique positions481062
Unique locations56962
Adult records1089111
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 46 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0654 Pleurota bicostella 03
© Damian Money
0654 Pleurota bicostella 02
© Dave Williamson
0654 Pleurota bicostella 01
© Dave Williamson 6th June 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common on heathy commons and moors throughout all five vice-counties.

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