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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4.5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Common Fleabane, Ploughman's-spikenard and Sea Aster.

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 records2346
Number of individuals714
Unique positions2040
Unique locations2040
Adult records612
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0730 Apodia bifractella 03 larva and hibernacula
© Jenny Seawright
0730 Apodia bifractella 02 larva on Pulicaria dysenterica
© Jenny Seawright
0730 Apodia bifractella 01
© Jenny Seawright

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