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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: 5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Cock's-foot.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded200920032009
Number of records811164
Number of individuals1941390
Unique positions47196
Unique locations39180
Adult records711144
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 164 records from 80 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0597 Elachista atricomella 02
© Terry Box, 18 Jul 2017
0597 Elachista atricomella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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