Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||1868||2014|
|Year last recorded||1883||2014|
|Number of records||2||1|
|Number of individuals||0||1|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1868.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Scarborough by TW; York (Porritt, 1883-86).
2013 (CHF): We still only have two historical records in the county as noted in Porritt, though this species may still lurk undetected somewhere in Yorkshire. The mines on hawthorn can be mistaken for other species and some claims have turned out to be atypical Stigmella hybnerella which can occasionally have reddish frass in the early part of the mine. Typical regiella mines start from an underside egg, usually close to the leaf margin and sometimes on the petiole. The early gallery usually closely follows the leaf margin and the frass is reddish brown and coiled, filling the mine. In the final instar, the mine turns abruptly in the opposite direction with a thin line of blackish, dispersed or coiled frass, making an elongated blotch. The earlier mine may become taken over by the blotch. Mines are said to be present in shady areas in woodland.