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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: M 4-6mm., F wingless.

Foodplant: Lichens.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18591868
Year last recorded18591909
Number of records13
Number of individuals00
Unique positions13
Unique locations13
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1859.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. York (Stainton, 1859b).
VC63. Greenfield by F. Buckley (Porritt 1909).

2013 (CHF): This endemic species has not been recorded in the county since 1909. The larval cases on tree trunks and rocks are similar to several other species especially Bankesia conspurcatella and Dahlica lichenella so the adults should be bred through. The wingless females should be dissected for confirmation.

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