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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Bracken.

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 recorded188519981885
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records504108
Number of individuals559128
Unique positions41388
Unique locations38382
Adult records42390
Immature records012

For the region, we have a total of 108 records from 82 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0728 Monochroa cytisella 02
© Julian Francis
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© Tom Morris

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