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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded194218831883
Year last recorded201020122014
Number of records41010
Number of individuals4810
Unique positions497
Unique locations497
Adult records4510
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 24 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1883.


35.143 Teleiodes luculella 04
© Andy Nunn
35.143 Teleiodes luculella 03
© Ian Marshall, 4 Jun 2015
35.143 Teleiodes luculella 02
© Terry Box, 23 Jun 2010
35.143 Teleiodes luculella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 28 May 2004

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Strensall, 7.6.1942 (AS coll.); Haxby, 16.5.1943, plentiful at rest on oak trunks by AS (Dearing, 1944).
VC63. Widely recorded throughout the vice-county, most frequently in the Rotherham and Doncaster districts, but seldom commonly.
VC64. York, 1882 by TWi (Porritt, 1883-86); Drax, 7.6.1987 (MRB).

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