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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 4-8mm.

Foodplant: Birds' nest detritus.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1998
Year last recorded1999
Number of records2
Number of individuals3
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records2
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1998.


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Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Spurn, reared ex. birds nest material collected 1998 (BE). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2014 (CHF): We still have just the one record of this scarce species. It is said to be commonest in nests of birds around buildings such as House Sparrow, Starling and Swallow. Identification should be confirmed by dissection.

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