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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jun.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Leaf litter.

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 recorded191719951917
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records1228260
Number of individuals4088832
Unique positions1047222
Unique locations866184
Adult records916194
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 260 records from 184 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1917.


0148 Nemophora degeerella 02 male
© Jamie McMillan
0148 Nemophora degeerella 01
© Tom Morris

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