Norfolk status Scarce. Formerly restricted to sandy coastal locations, has also been found quite a distance inland. Post 2000 coastal records in Norfolk.
Larvae, which have apparently not been found previously in the British Isles, were discovered in Essex and in sand-covered silken tubes attached to the base of the moss Brachythecium albicans (Hedw.) Schimp. in Norfolk 2015. Adult moths emerged on 7 July 2015 from the material collected at South Denes in May 2015. [S. D. BEAVAN, R. J. HECKFORD. Entomologist’s Gazette 67: 3–14, 2016]
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Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats