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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Mosses and lichens.

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Record breakdown:

Year first recorded19631963
Year last recorded19961996
Number of records36
Number of individuals510
Unique positions36
Unique locations24
Adult records24
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1963.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species nationally, restricted to western England, the larval foodplant is unknown, but thought to be mosses (Musci spp.). There are just a couple of recent records from a single site in Dorset: Morden Bog, on 7 July 1995 and on 26 July 1996 (P. Davey). The species is probably resident, but may be overlooked amongst populations of Scoparia ambigualis1334. Natural England who manages the Morden Bog SSSI should include this species in management plans, specifically for areas of wood and scrub growing in mire habitat containing good stocks of Sphagnum.


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