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: -
Foodplant: Leaf-litter under Sallow.
|Year first recorded||1942|
|Year last recorded||1943|
|Number of records||2|
|Number of individuals||2|
For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1942.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
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.