Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Sep.

Forewing: 7-11mm.

Foodplant: Animal matter and birds' nest detritus.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831859188318811883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records9238915964
Number of individuals914110113869
Unique positions232031299
Unique locations222032299
Adult records9136895563
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 344 records from 112 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0246. Tinea semefulvella. 04
© David Ashton. 31/5/2017
0246 Tinea semifulvella 03
© Andy Nunn
0246 Tinea semifulvella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 30 Jun 2001
0246 Tinea semifulvella 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded from all five vice-counties and fairly common.

2014 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. In some years there is a small second brood. Larger and more colourful than most of the genus and easily identified. Most records are at light.

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