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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 14-19mm.

Foodplant: Stable and warehouse detritis, sheep-dung.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188519971885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records38892
Number of individuals25968
Unique positions30570
Unique locations29568
Adult records25866
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 92 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


1421 Large Tabby 02
© Gillian Nash, June 2017
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis 01
© Tom Morris

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