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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Various plants and deciduous trees including Sallows and Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1991200719972006
Year last recorded2014201420142014
Number of records639628134
Number of individuals1400768442
Unique positions6257010
Unique locations6656310
Adult records639628134
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 960 records from 144 sites. First recorded in 1991.


62.077 Endotricha flammealis 05
© Terry Box
62.077 Endotricha flammealis 04
© Andy Nunn
62.077 Endotricha flammealis 03
© Damian Money
62.077 Endotricha flammealis 02
© Dave Williamson
62.077 Endotricha flammealis 01
© Terry Box, 1 Aug 2011

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 24.7.1991, 8 & 23.7.1992 (BRS, PAC), 27.7.1994, 13.7-19.8.1997 (BRS); Holme-on-Spalding Moor, 10.8.2000 (EDC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rossington, 8 & 12.8.1997, 15.8.1998, 29.7.2000 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004: This moth has spread from its county stronghold in the Spurn area and is now regularly recorded in VC61 and less frequently in the eastern half of VC63.

Argus 50, 2005: The VC62 record is an indication of the continued northward spread of this attractive moth.
VC62. Haxby, 17.7.2005 (TJC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006: This moth is now widespread and sometimes occurs commonly in the south of the county and its range continues to expand northwards.
VC64. Tadcaster, 25.7.2006 (DBk); Headingley, Leeds, 25.7.2006 (JKB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Spurn (VC61) saw the vanguard of this species in 1991, it was recorded regularly there subsequently but with little evidence of expansion until 1997 when the moth occurred further north in the same vice-county and also in the south of VC63. During the past decade it has become much more widely distributed but it remains scarce in the northern half of the county and there is currently no record from VC65.

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