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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 3.5-4.5mm.

Foodplant: Germander Speedwell.

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 recorded187119461871
Year last recorded201019462010
Number of records41184
Number of individuals1190238
Unique positions30162
Unique locations33168
Adult records15030
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 84 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1871.


0153 Adela fibulella 02
© Julian Francis, 25 May 2020
0153 Adela fibulella 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

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