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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Saxifrage spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1995199519711976
Year last recorded2014201420142014
Number of records26395546
Number of individuals234474136
Unique positions8131520
Unique locations7121520
Adult records26395344
Immature records0001

For the county, we have a total of 166 records from 54 sites. First recorded in 1971.


1506 Stenoptilia millieridactyla 02
© Tony Moverley 28th June 2016
1506 Stenoptilia millieridactyla 01
© Mike Pearson, 5 Aug 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded in the County at Sheffield in 1971, it has been recorded regularly in the south-west of VC63 subsequently and in VC64 since 1976.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Bubwith, 30.6.1995 det. HEB (GBS); Bridlington, 1.8.1997 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Ormesby, 17.7.1995 det. HEB (PFo); Low Dalby, 27.7.1996 (HEB, ASE), 25.7.1997 (ASE); Guisborough, 20.7.1996 det. HEB (PFo); Heworth, York, 15.7.1998 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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