Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Forewing: F wingless.
|Year first recorded||2005||1993|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013|
|Number of records||9||5|
|Number of individuals||56||7|
For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1993.
Most records are of larval cases. In Britain, only self-fertile females recorded, and no males.
VC64. Cottingham, 25.6.1993, many larval cases among lichen, det. HEB (D.H. Smith), many female moths reared by HEB. NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 50, 2005: This moth is listed under the above name as in the British check list but it is now considered to be a parthenogenetic form of L. lapidella (Goeze).
VC61. Heslington, larval cases 8 & 11.4.2005 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF): The current (2013) British checklist still has this as a good species. There has been an increase in records of this moth recently in central Yorkshire. The larval cases are quite distinctive - round in cross section in the shape of a tilted cone and covered with fine material. The colour varies from green to black and there may be rings of different colours.