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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 9-14mm.

Foodplant: Bracket fungus and rotten wood.

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 recorded196719951967
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records5020140
Number of individuals4721136
Unique positions26562
Unique locations25560
Adult records4819134
Immature records114

For the region, we have a total of 140 records from 60 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1967.


0196 Morophaga choragella 03
© Julian Francis
0196 Morophaga choragella 02
© Jamie McMillan
0196 Morophaga choragella 01
© Tom Morris

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