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National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: 12mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831989
Year last recorded19841883198619981989
Number of records31521
Number of individuals00311
Unique positions31521
Unique locations21521
Adult records20311
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

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.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Carlton, Coverdale, 19.6.1989 (CCS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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