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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB2

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time:


Foodplant: Fur, feather and dead insects.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883
Year last recorded1883
Number of records1
Number of individuals0
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC63. Huddersfield, abundant in wool warehouse, July 1883 (as merdella (Zeller)) (Porritt, 1883-86).

2014 (CHF): There have been no further records of this declining species. Like most of the genus, the larvae feed on decaying animal material both indoors and outdoors. Identification requires dissection.

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