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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident or migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: M 12-15mm., F 20-23mm.

Foodplant: Common Reed and Reed Sweet-grass.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62
Year first recorded20031883
Year last recorded20141883
Number of records21
Number of individuals20
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records21
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1328 Schoenobius gigantella 03
© John William Cooper
1328 Schoenobius gigantella 02 female
© Dave Shenton
1328 Schoenobius gigantella 01
© Damian Money

Species Account


Sutton and Beaumont: A single old record about which Porritt (1883-86, 1907) appears to have had reservations. A species which must be considered doubtful as a Yorkshire moth.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC61. Kilnsea, 10.7.2003 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD and FIRST CONFIRMED COUNTY RECORD.
 

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