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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Greater Burdock.

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 recorded201020102010
Number of records4217118
Number of individuals3220104
Unique positions19242
Unique locations18240
Adult records4117116
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 118 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1989.


0724 Metzneria lappella 04
© Jack Oughton
0724 Metzneria lappella 03 larva and hibernaculum
© Dave Shenton
0724 Metzneria lappella 02
© Clive Pinder
0724 Metzneria lappella 01
© Clive Pinder

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