Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1868||1893|
|Year last recorded||1868||2003|
|Number of records||1||4|
|Number of individuals||0||3|
For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1868.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local and very rare.
2012 (CHF): Probably more common than the very few records suggest. Unlike most of the Nepticulidae this species does not make distinctive leaf mines. Most records are obtained by beating alders though it can also be found flying round alders on sunny days.