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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: F wingless.

Foodplant: Lichens.

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 recorded198319941983
Year last recorded201019992010
Number of records19242
Number of individuals17136
Unique positions15234
Unique locations14232
Adult records102
Immature records13128

For the region, we have a total of 42 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1983.


0185 Luffia ferchaultella 02 case and larva
© Jenny Seawright
0185 Luffia ferchaultella 01 larva
© Jack Oughton

Species Account

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