Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: May
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants, sedges.
|Year first recorded||1859||1997|
|Year last recorded||1859||2002|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||6|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1859.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Similar species: 0001 Micropterix tunbergella.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local and rare, the single record is assigned to VC62, in accordance with conventions used in this work the same record is attributed to VC64 on map 2 in MBGBI 1 on the assumption that the locality was Askham Bog (J. Heath, pers. comm.).
Beaumont, 2002: There was previously only a single, old, unlocalized County record.
VC63. Stainton Little Wood, several swept 26.5.1997 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.