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: Jul.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1989|
|Year last recorded||1984||1883||1986||1998||1989|
|Number of records||3||1||5||2||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0||3||1||1|
For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1883.
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Syn. Metriostola betulae
Similar species: Most likely to be confused with 1451 Pyla fusca, which see for differences, and the southern species 1486 Apomyelois bistriatella which has several records in the south of Yorkshire.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and locally fairly common among birch in vice-counties 61 to 64, most frequent in the southern half of VC63.
VC65. Carlton, Coverdale, 19.6.1989 (CCS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.