Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6.5-8mm.

Foodplant: Greater Knapweed.

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 recorded19971997
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records1122
Number of individuals2244
Unique positions1122
Unique locations816
Adult records1020
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1997.


0727a Metzneria aprilella 02
© Tom Morris
0727a Metzneria aprilella 01
© Chris Manley

Species Account

to be written...

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species