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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-13mm.

Foodplant: Branched Bur-reed and Reed Sweet-grass.

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 recorded199520051995
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records17238
Number of individuals15540
Unique positions15234
Unique locations14232
Adult records17238
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 38 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.


0470 Orthotelia sparganella 03
© Paul Harris
Orthotelia sparganella
© Julian Francis
0470 Orthotelia sparganella 01
© Terry Box

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