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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Dead and decaying leaf litter.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2013
Year last recorded2013
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2013.


0660 Pseudatemelia josephinae 04
© Andy Nunn
0660 Pseudatemelia josephinae 03
© Ian Marshall, 29 Jun 2015
0660 Pseudatemelia josephinae 02
© Damian Money
0660 Pseudatemelia josephinae 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Argus 69, 2013: This moth is recorded both to the south and the north of Yorkshire so its occurrence was not unexpected.
VC62. New Marske, 26.7.2013, conf. (gen. det.) HEB (DM). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

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