Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade G adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Foodplant: Soft fruits, especially dewberry.
|Year first recorded||2010||2001||2001|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2003|
|Number of records||2||10||3|
|Number of individuals||0||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 15 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 2001.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Bridge Hewick, 25.10.2001, mines on Rubus; Hell Wath, 29.11.2001, mines on Rubus; Weswick, mines 9.10.2003; Sharow 17.10.2002 (CHF). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. High Batts NR, 29.11.2001, mines on Rubus (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 60, 2010:
VC62. Thowthorpe, mine on bramble, 18.11.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): First found in the north of Yorkshire, in vice-counties 64 and 65, in 2001 where it has been recorded in small numbers subsequently. A record from VC62 in 2010 indicates that it may occur more widely.
2013 (CHF): Despite widespread searching, this species is extremely rare away from its stronghold in the Ripon area. Mines are quite unlike any other seen on Rubus with a highly contorted early gallery which widens considerably towards the end. There may be several mines in one leaf. Mines have been found on several species of bramble.