Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1859||2010||2003|
|Year last recorded||1868||2014||2003|
|Number of records||2||13||1|
|Number of individuals||0||128||0|
For the county, we have a total of 16 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Most records are of leaf-mines.
Argus 47, 2001-04: The record below is the first in the county since the middle of the nineteenth century.
VC65. High Batts NR, mines on buckthorn, 25.10.2003, moth reared (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 60, 2010:
VC63. Auckley Common, mine on buckthorn 21.11.2010 (SRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF):Very local in the county, the larvae mining buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica. The only recent records are from the Doncaster and Ripon areas. The mine is unmistakeable, making several hairpin turns with the loops almost touching each other but with a bit of uneaten leaf between. The corridor then widens a little. The coiled frass is green when the mine is fresh and this can make it difficult to see. It turns browner as it ages.