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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Bracket fungus on Beech and Oak.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64
Year first recorded1904188318591882
Year last recorded2014190420132006
Number of records3355
Number of individuals1013
Unique positions3354
Unique locations2354
Adult records2023
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 16 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1859.
 

Photos


0225 Triaxomera fulvimitrella 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common with many records from vice-counties 62 and 63, recorded more sparsely in vice-counties 61 and 64, and unrecorded in VC65.

2013 (CHF): Not quite as common and widespread as the comment in 1989 might suggest. Rather local in the county and still unrecorded in VC65. The adult is quite distinctive and should not be mistaken for any other Tineid. The larvae feed on bracket fungus on birch, beech and oak with a preference for Piptoporus betulinus in the north.
 

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