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National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Common Birds'-foot Trefoil, sometimes Clover spp. or Medick spp..

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904185920132005
Year last recorded2004196520132005
Number of records3511
Number of individuals5111
Unique positions2511
Unique locations2511
Adult records3511
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1859.


35.004 Syncopacma taeniolella 05
© Andy Nunn
35.004 Syncopacma taeniolella 04
© David Williamson
35.004 Syncopacma taeniolella 03 larva ex spinning
© Dave Shenton
35.004 Syncopacma taeniolella 02 larval spinning
© Dave Shenton
35.004 Syncopacma taeniolella 01
© Dave Williamson (gen. det. H.E. Beaumont)

Species Account

Similar species: A difficult group requiring genitalia dissection: 0844 Syncopacma larseniella, 0847 Syncopacma taeniolella and 0849 Syncopacma cinctella.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, 13.7.2005 conf. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 69, 2013: Yorkshire records are infrequent and have been particularly so in recent years.
VC63. Brockadale NR, 6.7.2013, gen. det. HEB (DWi). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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