Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Very rare and very local.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Wild strawberry, Barren strawberry.
|Year first recorded||1868||1883|
|Year last recorded||2012||1883|
|Number of records||2||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1868.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and rare.
2012 (CHF): Porritt mentioned two records of this moth; Wilkinson in 1868 (abundant at "Scarborough" ie somewhere in the Scarborough area) and Sang some time before 1883 in the Richmond area. It was refound as larval mines on wild strawberry Fragaria vesca in Dalby Forest on 25.10.2012. The mines show the typical contorted early gallery which some describe as "intestine-like", with reddish coiled frass. this leads to a large blotch which often envelopes and obscures the earlier mine. It is said to feed on both wild and barren strawberry and possibly other potentilla species.