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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Birch, sometimes Hazel and Sweet Chestnut.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2013186820112010
Year last recorded2014200420132010
Number of records3221
Number of individuals2200
Unique positions2221
Unique locations2221
Adult records0200
Immature records3021

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1868.


14.013 Bucculatrix demaryella 02
© Andy Nunn
14.013 Bucculatrix demaryella 01 mine on birch
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC62. Strenshall Common, two 26.4.2004 conf. HEB (JOHS). The first Yorkshire record for 150 years. (Although this moth is shown as occurring in the vice-county on Map 103 on MBGBI 2:238 this is the first record for which details are known - Argus 50).

Argus 60, 2010:
VC65. Lartington, mines on birch 4.11.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 69, 2013:
VC61. Allerthorpe Common, mines 24.10.2013 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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