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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Lichen.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20142006
Year last recorded20142006
Number of records31
Number of individuals150
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records00
Immature records31

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 2006.


12.006 Infurcitinea argentimaculella 03 ex larva
© Andy Nunn
12.006 Infurcitinea argentimaculella 02 larval tubes
© Andy Nunn
12.006 Infurcitinea argentimaculella 01 larval tubes
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Argus 52, 2006:
VC62. Guisborough, larval tubes found at two adjacent sites 18.2.2006 (R. Edmunds). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): There have been no further records of this species. It is most usually found as long silken tubes formed by the larvae. These are formed on top of lichens and are covered with lichen fragments, usually in shady places on walls or rocks or sometimes on tree trunks. The larva pupates in the tube.

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