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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188320011980
Year last recorded194320011980
Number of records422
Number of individuals022
Unique positions412
Unique locations411
Adult records422
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1907) commented that this species is 'very doubtful as a Yorkshire moth'. There are a number of published Yorkshire records but at present only the VC64 record is above suspicion.

2013 (CHF): The status of this moth in the county is still uncertain and some of the dots on the map may be incorrect. There has been one further genuine record in VC63 in 2001. This is a moth of open woodland and moorland where the larvae feed on bilberry. It is very similar in appearance to other members of the genus and verification requires dissection.

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