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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

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 recorded187119941871
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records13213290
Number of individuals11251322514
Unique positions9110202
Unique locations789174
Adult records6711156
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 290 records from 174 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1871.


0150 Adela reaumurella 02 male
© Jack Oughton
0150 Adela reaumurella 01
© Tom Morris

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