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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB3

Local Status: Rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 7-11mm.

Foodplant: Larva feeds on fur, hair or feathers, either naturally occurring as in birds' nests or pellets of birds of prey, or in manufactured articles, formerly a troublesome pest in unheated buildings (MBGBI Vol 2).

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded19671967
Number of records510
Number of individuals00
Unique positions36
Unique locations36
Adult records00
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


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