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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-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

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 recorded198119991981
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records8927232
Number of individuals12826308
Unique positions717156
Unique locations607134
Adult records5825166
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 232 records from 134 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1981.


0610 Elachista argentella 02
© Jack Oughton
0610 Elachista argentella 01
© Chris Manley, 16 Jun 2006

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