Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Foodplant: Small-leaved Lime.
|Year first recorded||2010||1970||2003||2005|
|Year last recorded||2011||2014||2013||2005|
|Number of records||4||11||4||1|
|Number of individuals||0||4||1||0|
For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 18 sites. First recorded in 1970.
Most records are of leaf-mines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Hackfall Woods, mines on lime 25.10.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 50, 2005:
VC65. Magdalen Wood, mines on lime 10.9.2005 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 60, 2010:
VC62. Kirkdale and Riccal Dale, mines frequent on lime, 14.10.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2013 (CHF): This species is still local in the county but can be common where it does occur. As the only lime-feeding Stigmella species it is easy to identify. The frass is very variable, usually in a narrow central line but sometimes widely dispersed or even coiled. It has been recorded from several species of lime but is commonest on native large-leaved or small-leaved lime in old woodland and is comparatively scarcer on planted "common" lime.