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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-8.5mm.

Foodplant: Knapweeds 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 recorded190920051909
Year last recorded201020052010
Number of records611124
Number of individuals1391280
Unique positions47196
Unique locations34170
Adult records541110
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 124 records from 70 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1909.


0726 Metzneria metzneriella 02 larva in knapweed seed head
© Dave Shenton
0726 Metzneria metzneriella 01
© Tom Morris

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