Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Forewing: M 8-10mm., F wingless.
Foodplant: Lichens and detritus.
|Year first recorded||1904||1859||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||1992||2013|
|Number of records||17||3||12|
|Number of individuals||27||1||6|
For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very locally abundant.
Beaumont, 2002: In 1989 the records given from vice-counties 61 and 62 dated from the nineteenth century, recent records confirm the continued presence of the moth in those vice-counties.
2013 (CHF): Local in the county with all records in the south and east. Nearly all of our records are of the characteristic long thin larval cases which are triangular in cross section and covered with granular material with particles of dead insects at the fore end.