Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid Mar-Apr, (said to emerge in Autumn and overwinter).
Foodplant: Conifers including Norway Spruce.
|Year first recorded||2005|
|Year last recorded||2010|
|Number of records||3|
|Number of individuals||5|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2005.
Similar species: The extremely variable 1053 Acleris hastiana.
Argus 50, 2005: This moth has spread southwards into the county, it was first recorded in Britain in Perthshire in 1967, reaching Northumberland in 1986 and Co. Durham the following year.
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, two 25.3.2005, conf. HEB (CHF). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): First recorded in Britain from Scotland in 1965. This was an unexpected addition to the county list from Ellington Banks MoD (VC64) in 2005 with further records there in 2009 and 2010, indicating that it is resident, it would be worth looking for it in suitable habitats in VC65.