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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 2-3mm.

Foodplant: Salad Burnet.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded198119751887
Year last recorded198219751887
Number of records212
Number of individuals210
Unique positions212
Unique locations212
Adult records211
Immature records001

For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1887.


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Species Account

2013 (CHF): A very rare species in the county or perhaps just difficult to identify. The tormentil-feeding Stigmella serella (mentioned in Sutton and Beaumont) is now thought to be a subspecies of the Salad Burnet feeding poterii. Stigmella aeneofasciella (not recorded in Yorkshire) also mines tormentil and cinquefoils and some sources say mines can also be confused with the two rose-mining Stigmella species, anomalella and centifoliella, so the situation is a bit tricky and the best advice is to breed mines through to the adult stage to be certain of the identification.

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