Very rare and not recently observed in SE England.
Very variable. The common form is off white with darker spots, and is distinctive.
Other forms are only separable from similar Caloptilia species by dissection of the genitalia.
Recorded at Wells in October 2020, an adult flushed off vegetation and potted. (J. Hewitt, 06/10/2020)
Old VC28 records [MBGBI vol2 p270]
Verification Grade Comment: Common form Grade 2, all other forms Grade 4
|Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected. |
Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.