Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Apr-early May.
|Year first recorded||1994||1859||1979||1997||1883|
|Year last recorded||1999||1886||2014||2003||2013|
|Number of records||3||3||14||3||3|
|Number of individuals||3||0||19||2||4|
For the county, we have a total of 26 records from 19 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Similar species: 0007 Eriocrania salopiella.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are old records from all vice-counties except VC61, which are regarded as unconfirmed on map 9 in MBGBI 1. There are recent records from a single locality.
Beaumont, 2002: In 1989 there was only a single confirmed record, further records are:-
VC61. Skipwith Common, 17 & 23.4.1994 det. HEB (GBS), 7.4.1999 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Manvers site, Bolton-on-Dearne, 27.4.1994 (JDC); West Haigh Wood, 3.5.1994 (HEB).
VC64. Askham Bog, 19.4.1997 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 47, 2005:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 22.4.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): Less often recorded than many of the other birch-feeding Eriocrania species. The adult is fairly distinctive with prominent transverse striae on the forewing. The larvae mine later than the other Eriocrania species; in June and July.