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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 1.5-2mm.

Foodplant: Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, Crown Vetch and Horseshoe Vetch.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded19971997
Number of records1020
Number of individuals36
Unique positions1020
Unique locations918
Adult records12
Immature records612

For the region, we have a total of 20 records from 18 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0048 Trifurcula cryptella 01 leaf mine on Lotus uliginosus
© Jenny Seawright
0048 Trifurcula cryptella 02 leaf mine on Lotus uliginosus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of leaf-mines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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