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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Sea-purslane, Annual Sea-blite, Glasswort and Grass-leaved Orache.

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 recorded18841884
Year last recorded20022002
Number of records612
Number of individuals00
Unique positions510
Unique locations510
Adult records12
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 12 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1884.


0573 Coleophora atriplicis on Salicornia 01
© Jenny Seawright
0573 Coleophora atriplicis on Salicornia 02
© Jenny Seawright

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