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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: May-Jun.

Forewing: 8-9.5mm.

Foodplant: Rotting wood.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records783162
Number of individuals1633332
Unique positions542112
Unique locations492102
Adult records572118
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 162 records from 102 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0652 Alabonia geoffrella 04
© Andrew Cooper
0652 Alabonia geoffrella 03
© Will Bown
0652 Alabonia geoffrella 02
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0652 Alabonia geoffrella 01
© Paul Harris

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