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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Recorded all months. Jun-Nov. Overwinters to following spring.

Forewing: 9-14mm.

Foodplant: Bindweed spp.

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 recorded193319971933
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records6531621630
Number of individuals7741921932
Unique positions13518306
Unique locations11318262
Adult records6371611596
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 1630 records from 262 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1933.


1524 Emmelina monodactyla 02
© Martin Wood
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 01
© Tom Morris

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