Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Fungus on dead wood.
|Year first recorded||1868||1883||2009||1924|
|Year last recorded||1868||2013||2009||1924|
|Number of records||1||3||1||1|
|Number of individuals||0||2||1||0|
For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1868.
Argus 58, 2009:
VC64. Hackfall Woods, 1.7.2009 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF): One of the more distinctive members of this genus and adults are unlikely to be confused with any other. An uncommon moth with few recent records. The larvae feed on fungi on dead wood, and often give their presence away by the frass. Typically the larvae feed on hazel branches which are affected by the small black circular fruiting bodies of the fungus Diatrype disciformis.