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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 9mm.

Foodplant: Probably Sweet Vernal-grass.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491941183719972006
Year last recorded20092013200319972011
Number of records134412
Number of individuals94315
Unique positions74411
Unique locations63411
Adult records134212
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 24 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1837.


35.091 Sophronia semicostella 04
© Andy Nunn
35.091 Sophronia semicostella 03
© Ian Marshall, 30 Jun 2016
35.091 Sophronia semicostella 02
© Dave Shenton
35.091 Sophronia semicostella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 9 Jul 2011

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Bishop Wood, 23.7.1997 det. HEB (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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