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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-Aug.

Forewing: 5.5-7.5mm.

Foodplant: Various grassy stems.

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 recorded197919931979
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records19821438
Number of individuals479211000
Unique positions12211266
Unique locations919200
Adult records18217398
Immature records114

For the region, we have a total of 438 records from 200 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1979.


0787 Bryotropha terrella 02
© Paul Harris
0787 Bryotropha terrella 01
© Jack Oughton

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