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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Mar-Apr.

Forewing: 14-17mm.

Foodplant: Wild Privet and Ash.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1945
Year last recorded2014
Number of records13
Number of individuals30
Unique positions6
Unique locations7
Adult records7
Immature records5

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1945.


70.201 Barred Tooth-striped 06 larva
© Terry Box, 23 May 2019
70.201 Barred Tooth-striped 05
© Tony Moverley, 18 Apr 17
70.201 Barred tooth-striped 04
© Paul Millard
70.201 Barred Tooth-striped 03
© Keith Dover, 15 Apr 2005
70.201 Barred Tooth-striped 02
© Keith Dover, 15 Apr 2005
70.201 Barred Tooth-striped 01
© Charles Fletcher, 20 Apr 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has only been recorded from one location since Porritt (1883-86, 1904): Grass Wood near Grassington (VC64) in 1959 and again in 1962 (YNU, 1970). It has not been recorded since.

2012 (CHF): Still confined to its only site in the county but reported regularly as an adult and larvae on wild privet. A search of nearby woodland for larvae has been unsuccessful and it seems to be confined to a small area of the wood.

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