Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||2004||1860||1983||1984||1883|
|Year last recorded||2012||2014||2011||2013||2011|
|Number of records||3||6||28||21||4|
|Number of individuals||1||0||3||3||0|
For the county, we have a total of 62 records from 50 sites. First recorded in 1860.
Most records are of leaf-mines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Thinly but quite widely recorded in all vice-counties except VC61. This species was described from moths reared at Scarborough by T. Wilkinson in 1860 (Stainton, 1861).
Argus 66, 2012:
VC61. Skipwith Common, mines on rowan 13.9.2012 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF):Most of our records are from upland areas where the larvae mine leaves of rowan. The mine is distinctive and begins as a very slender winding corridor of 15-20 mm, the second part of which is almost stuffed with frass. The corridor then abruptly widens into a blotch with dispersed frass; in large leaves this blotch is almost circular. The midrib is not usually crossed, but the mine can occupy the major part of a leaflet. There are often several mines in a leaf. Occasionally other species of Sorbus are used as a food plant.