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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records89178
Number of individuals149298
Unique positions4386
Unique locations2958
Adult records79158
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 178 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 02
© Paul Harris
0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 01
© Tom Morris

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