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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun

Forewing: 3.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Liverworts

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 recorded187719991877
Year last recorded200819992008
Number of records46194
Number of individuals1489243026
Unique positions36174
Unique locations36174
Adult records14130
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 94 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


0005 Micropterix calthella 03
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0005 Micropterix calthella 02
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0005 Micropterix calthella 01
© D Godfrey, 1 May 2011

Species Account

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