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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: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

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 recorded187219981872
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records12629310
Number of individuals10530270
Unique positions706152
Unique locations696150
Adult records11629290
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 310 records from 150 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1872.


0247 Tinea trinotella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0246 Tinea semifulvella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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