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Summary Data

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.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Alder

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18681893
Year last recorded18682003
Number of records14
Number of individuals03
Unique positions13
Unique locations13
Adult records14
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1868.


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© Terry Box, 6 Aug 2016

Species Account

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.

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