Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid May-Sep.
Foodplant: Heather and Bilberry.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||27||76||17||15||12|
|Number of individuals||21||100||14||17||12|
For the county, we have a total of 147 records from 70 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Similar species: Most likely to be confused with 1450 Ortholepis betulae, which see for differences, and the southern species 1486 Apomyelois bistriatella which has several records in the south of Yorkshire.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common on the moors and heaths throughout the County and often in small numbers well away from such habitat. Occurs in all five vice-counties.