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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 4.5-6mm.

Foodplant: Common Bird's-foot Trefoil and Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil.

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 recorded18771877
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records55110
Number of individuals2958
Unique positions4284
Unique locations3672
Adult records2142
Immature records1326

For the region, we have a total of 110 records from 72 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


0547 Coleophora discordella 02 case on Lotus uliginosus
© Jenny Seawright
0547 Coleophora discordella 01 case on Lotus uliginosus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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