Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||1868||1883||1983|
|Year last recorded||1984||2012||1983|
|Number of records||2||5||1|
|Number of individuals||1||0||4|
For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1868.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very locally fairly common.
2013 (CHF): A rare moth in the county. The only recent records are from the Doncaster area. Adults fly around their foodplant (dogwood) in the late afternoon sunshine but it is usually recorded as a leaf mine. A short corridor close to the margin of the leaf suddenly widens into a large blotch that often overruns the corridor. The larva then makes an oval excision, 5.5 - 7mm long and drops therein to the ground. A characteristic feature is a number of "test punctures" of the leaf made by the female in preparation for oviposition - this can be seen as a curving row of 2-7 brown spots perpendicular to the initial corridor. The similar Antispila treischkiella does not show the trial slits and the excision is smaller - 4 - 5.5mm along the longer axis.