Nolidae : Chloephorinae
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Scarce Silver-lines
Bena bicolorana

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2421 / 74.007
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Since first being taken in Yorkshire in 1978 as larvae at Potteric Carr (Heppenstall, 1979), this oak feeding species has spread considerably in the County and now seems well established in many areas. There are a few older records but these are not substantiated and so have not been included below (that recorded on the Thorne Moors list (Skidmore et al., 1985) from 1969 has been found to be in error (M. Limbert pers. comm.)).

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC65. High Batts, 1992 (JCW, SPW); Nosterfield NR, 28.7.2001 (CHF, JCW, SPW); Hutton Conyers, 9.8.2000, four in 2001, three in 2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): The expansion to the north and west has continued and there have been records as far north as Tynemouth (2011). Although the range has altered, it remains uncommon and only seen in small numbers - the maximum ever trapped in one session is three. There was a significant decrease to only 16 records in 2011.

Recorded in 97 (49%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1977.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2022163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
03/08/2022164SE26 - Ripley / Summerbridge
19/07/2022163SE01 - Marsden
19/07/2022463SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
19/07/2022362SE69 - Gillamoor
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