Widespread but local in England and Wales.
A few recent confirmed Norfolk records.
Larvae found in 2014 at Winterton (B. Heckford, S. Beavan, 15/05/14) An inland records from Middle Harling Heath in 2016.
[MBGBI vol4.2 p143]
[Chionodes distinctella (Zeller, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): discovery of larvae in the British Isles. Entomologistís Gazette 65: 169Ė174]
[Chionodes distinctella (Zeller, 1839) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): a
further larval record from the British Isles. Entomologistís Gazette 66: 52]
|Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required|
Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.