Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: May-mid Jun., and Aug.
Foodplant: Unusually wide range of food plants, including Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan etc.
|Year first recorded||1952||1859||1883||1883||2011|
|Year last recorded||2014||2011||2014||2014||2011|
|Number of records||14||5||82||26||1|
|Number of individuals||35||0||67||7||0|
For the county, we have a total of 128 records from 102 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton and Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and is fairly common in the south of the county but there are few records from vice-counties 64 and 65. All Yorkshire records which refer to a foodplant are from hawthorn. Porritt (1883-86) listed records of var. caledoniella (Stainton) (as a separate species) occurring 'also among hawthorn' whereas Watkinson (MBGBI 2) states that this form is restricted to birch.