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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: May-Jun.

Forewing: M 6.5-9mm., F wingless.

Foodplant: Lichens and detritus.

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 recorded201020102010
Number of records598134
Number of individuals29123628
Unique positions485106
Unique locations46398
Adult records11736
Immature records30162

For the region, we have a total of 134 records from 98 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0181 Taleporia tubulosa 02
© David Foot
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 01 female on case
© Dave Shenton

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