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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Mosses and lichens.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188218831882
Year last recorded201219902014
Number of records464
Number of individuals323
Unique positions453
Unique locations453
Adult records332
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1882.


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Species Account

Similar species: 1334 Scoparia ambigualis and 1334a Scoparia basistrigalis.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Between about 1880 and 1924 was recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64, often said to be common during the 1880s and 1890s but reports mention increasing scarcity after 1905. There have been no further records.

Beaumont, 2002: There has been no County record since 1924 until this moth was re-discovered in the south of vice-county 63 in 1990.

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