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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Rotting wood and associated fungi.

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 recorded198020011980
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1244256
Number of individuals1854378
Unique positions863178
Unique locations653136
Adult records1043214
Immature records8118

For the region, we have a total of 256 records from 136 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1980.


0649 Esperia sulphurella 04
© Paul Harris
0649 Esperia sulphurella 03
© Gillian Nash, May 2016
0649 Esperia sulphurella 02
© Jamie McMillan
0649 Esperia sulphurella 01
© Tom Morris

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