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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB1

Local Status: Very rare and very local.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Rockrose spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18821859
Year last recorded20121859
Number of records41
Number of individuals50
Unique positions41
Unique locations41
Adult records41
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1859.


43.001 Scythris fallacella 01
© Paul Millard

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records of S. fuscoaenea (Haworth) from northern limestone areas are referable to this species.

Argus 60, 2010: National distribution restricted to limestone areas in NW England. First Yorkshire record since 1884.
VC64. Colt Park Meadows, a pair in cop. 23.6.2010 (TJW).


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