Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Common Fleabane, Ploughman's-spikenard and Sea Aster.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19941994
Year last recorded20142014
Number of records109
Number of individuals188
Unique positions85
Unique locations85
Adult records107
Immature records02

For the county, we have a total of 19 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1994.


0730 Apodia bifractella 03
© Dave Williamson
0730 Apodia bifractella 02
© Andy Nunn
0730 Apodia bifractella 01
© Ian Marshall, 21 Aug 2010

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 29.8.1994. (BE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Potteric Carr, reared 4.7.1994 ex. seedheads of Ploughmans Spikenard, further moths reared in June and July (RIH); Wilthorpe Marsh, 19 & 28.8.1997 (JDC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species