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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Leaf-litter under Sallow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1942
Year last recorded1943
Number of records2
Number of individuals2
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records2
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1942.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. Buttercrambe, 17.6.1942; Malton Road, York, 22.5.1943 (AS coll.).
VC63. Shown as occurring on map 143 in MBGBI 1.

2013 (CHF): A scarce moth in the county with no recent records. It can be difficult to locate as it flies in sunshine around the tops of tall sallow bushes. The important features are the long silvery white antennae of the male with black scales on each segment and the hairy black head. Females have much shorter darker antennae and a ferruginous head. It could be mistaken for Nemophora cupriacella or Adela (Cauchas) rufimitrella.

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