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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Water Dock spp., Loosestrife spp. and Knotgrass.

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 recorded188519671885
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records40488
Number of individuals3156174
Unique positions26460
Unique locations27360
Adult records32268
Immature records114

For the region, we have a total of 88 records from 60 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0296 Calybites phasianipennella 03 f. quadruplella
© Julian Francis
0296 Calybites phasianipennella 02
© Paul Harris
0296 Calybites phasianipennella 01
© Tom Morris

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