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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Birch and Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831894
Year last recorded18831894
Number of records11
Number of individuals01
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Pheromone lure: TIP. Alders and Birch in damp woodland, and heaths, mid-May and early July. A very rapid flier, difficult to see well.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1904) when it had only recently been found at Bishop Wood near Selby (VC64) on 1.7.1894, although there was also an older record from York, but the habitat had since been destroyed (Porritt, 1883-86). Baker (MBGBI 2), says it is found north to Yorkshire, and a VC64 record is shown on map 199. However these almost certainly refer to the records from the last century.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1894. With no recent records north of the Midlands, this species is unlikely to reappear, but the recent increased use of pheromone lures can lead to some surprising results at times.

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