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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Sep.

Forewing: 7-11mm.

Foodplant: Animal matter and birds' nest detritus.

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 recorded183719981837
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records12022284
Number of individuals10022244
Unique positions675144
Unique locations624132
Adult records11122266
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 284 records from 132 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1837.


0246 Tinea semifulvella 03
© Paul Harris
0246 Tinea semifulvella 02
© Will Bown 18 June 2012
0246 Tinea semifulvella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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For further information refer UK Moths.


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