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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-early Sep.

Forewing: 4.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Reed Canary-grass, Common Reed.

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 recorded198920021989
Year last recorded200920102010
Number of records19956
Number of individuals3931140
Unique positions9630
Unique locations11634
Adult records19956
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 56 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1989.


0609 Elachista maculicerusella 05 larvae
© Jack Oughton
0609 Elachista maculicerusella 04 larvae
© Jack Oughton
0609 Elachista maculicerusella 03
© Julian Francis, 7 May 2020
0609 Elachista maculicerusella 02
© Tom Morris
0609 Elachista maculicerusella 01
© Chris Manley, 22 Apr 2007

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