Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Extinct
Local Status: Very rare resident
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid May-Jun
Foodplant: Larva mines leaves of Marsh Thistle, Greater Knapweed and White Butterbur.
|Year first recorded||2011|
|Year last recorded||2014|
|Number of records||5|
|Number of individuals||29|
For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2011.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Argus 69, 2013: The most notable addition of the year. Only seven previous British specimens are known, all from a single locality in Cambridgeshire in the early 1970s and the species was considered to be extinct in Britain. The 2011 and 2012 records below result from retrospective re-appraisal of genitalia determinations made by CHF following the identification of the moths taken in 2013.
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, 25.5 & 8.7.2011, four on 27.6.2012, several 12.6.2013 gen. det. HEB (CHF). NEW COUNTY RECORD.