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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare adventive

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mainly one generation May-Sep.

Forewing: 5-7mm

Foodplant: Leaves and leaf litter.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20122013
Year last recorded20142013
Number of records121
Number of individuals131
Unique positions41
Unique locations41
Adult records121
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 2012.


28.024 Tachystola acroxantha 02
© Terry Box, 21 Sep 2020
28.024 Tachystola acroxantha 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Argus 69, 2013: Added to the county list in 2012 when two widely separated records were made in VC63.
VC64. Chapel Allerton, Leeds, 29.8.2013, conf. (RSi). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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