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National Status: pRDB2

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 7mm.

Foodplant: Sallow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1857
Year last recorded1868
Number of records2
Number of individuals0
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records2
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1857.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The present distribution of this species in Britain is apparently restricted to Scotland. Bradley, Tremewan and Smith (1979) comment 'In England, there are old and unconfirmed records from....Yorkshire (Scarborough)'. There seems no valid reason for casting doubt on the Scarborough record, which was detailed by Stainton (1857) and S.J. Wilkinson (1859) wrote 'It was captured by Mr T. Wilkinson of Scarborough, (to whose kindness we are indebted for specimens of this insect). Its rediscovery in Yorkshire would be very pleasing.

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