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National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul.

Forewing: 12mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded19671967
Year last recorded20062006
Number of records714
Number of individuals36
Unique positions714
Unique locations612
Adult records48
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1967.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding in a silken web on a leaf of birch (Betula spp.). In Dorset, the moth is rare, although the moth may be overlooked, especially when worn amongst Pyla fusca1451; it appears to be restricted to birches on sandy soils in the south-east of the county: Haymoor Bottom (W Parkinson Curtis), Hurn, bred (S Scarsdale Brown), Canford Heath, at MV light on 21 July 2001 (J Chainey), Spur Bog, at MV light on 21 July 2001 (C Manley), Studland Heath, at MV light on 21 July 2001 (Dr P Sterling). The following was recorded on the same night as Sciota adelphella1447.1: Puddletown, at MV light on 29 June 2006 (H Wood Homer).

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