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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: Jul-mid Nov.

Forewing: 6.5-8.5mm.

Foodplant: Gorse.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records68136
Number of individuals103206
Unique positions3774
Unique locations3672
Adult records62124
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 136 records from 72 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0858 Hypatima rhomboidella 02
© Tom Morris
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© Jenny Seawright

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