Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun.
Foodplant: Bracket fungus on Beech and Oak.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1859||1882|
|Year last recorded||2014||1904||2013||2006|
|Number of records||3||3||5||5|
|Number of individuals||1||0||1||3|
For the county, we have a total of 16 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common with many records from vice-counties 62 and 63, recorded more sparsely in vice-counties 61 and 64, and unrecorded in VC65.
2013 (CHF): Not quite as common and widespread as the comment in 1989 might suggest. Rather local in the county and still unrecorded in VC65. The adult is quite distinctive and should not be mistaken for any other Tineid. The larvae feed on bracket fungus on birch, beech and oak with a preference for Piptoporus betulinus in the north.