The historical scarcity of many leafmining moths in East Yorkshire (vice-county [VC] 61) (see Sutton & Beaumont, 1989) is at least partly due to a lack of recorder effort, and a number of apparently local or rare species are actually relatively widespread and common (Chesmore, 2008; Nunn, 2015; Nunn & Warrington, 2016). I searched almost 200 sites in VC 61 for leafmining moth larvae and bagworms (Psychidae) from 2013-2016. The majority of the sites were visited only briefly, but 15 species were added to the VC list, with another two added to the Yorkshire (VCs 61-65) list (Table 1). These have been documented in both the regional (Frost, 2014; Relf et al., 2015, 2016) and national (Langmaid & Young, 2014, 2015, 2016) annual reviews. Other notable species (i.e. second VC 61 records) included Coleophora binderella, Eriocrania cicatricella, Eriocrania sangii, Heliozela hammoniella, Heliozela sericiella, Phyllonorycter cerasicolella, Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella, Phyllonorycter esperella, Phyllonorycter strigulatella, Psychoides filicivora, Stigmella atricapitella, Stigmella glutinosae and Stigmella samiatella.
Nunn, A. (2017). New species of leafmining moths and bagworms in East Yorkshire : recent colonists or overlooked residents?. The Entomologist's record and journal of variation, 129(3), 156-159