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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Jul-Aug, Sep-May.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Rose-bay Willowherb.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19052012
Year last recorded20142012
Number of records281
Number of individuals311
Unique positions131
Unique locations121
Adult records221
Immature records50

For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1905.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded at West Melton, 20.4.1977 with occasional moths there and at Denaby Ings from 1980, all in March and April. In early July 1982 vacated galls were found fairly commonly at Denaby Ings (JAP) and at Broomhill (HEB). Larvae of the second generation were scarce in seed-pods of rosebay willow-herb at Denaby Ings on 28.8.1982, five moths were reared on 22 September (HEB). Subsequently nodicolella has been recorded widely and fairly commonly in the Rotherham and Doncaster districts.

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