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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-mid Aug.

Forewing: 10-14mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

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 recorded188519941885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records5541011310
Number of individuals1295638226676
Unique positions27623598
Unique locations21218460
Adult records503991204
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1310 records from 460 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


1302 Crambus perlella 02
© Chris Manley, 10 Jun 2006
1302 Crambus perlella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A frequently abundant species across Britain, the larva feeding on the stem-bases of grasses (Poaceae). In Dorset, the moth shares the same range and habitat preferences as Crambus lathoniellus1301, but on chalky soils it is even more abundant. The moth is on the wing over a protracted three-month period.

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