Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.072 [B&F: 0019] Bohemannia quadrimaculella (Boheman, 1853)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in freshwater margins throughout England and Wales; rare in Ireland. Extremely rare in Hampshire, far from annual, and never in numbers. Recorded from the Isle of Wight for the first time on 26 July 2016 when two were beaten from Alder at Afton Marsh. Wingspan 7.4-8.8 mm. Superficially resembles a number of other Nepticulidae, but combination of orange head, dark copper-coloured collar, white-tipped, fuscous antennae, pale yellow eyecaps, and shining coppery purple forewing with yellowish spots on costa and dorsum beyond middle, is diagnostic (MBGBI Vol 1). Day-flying. Larva mines buds of Alder.
Update: Distribution, August 2019

Flightime guide

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Afton Marsh (SZ38)26-Jul-2016twoPlummer, Stephen Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Lyndhurst (SU30)1800-Unknown-
New Forest (SU20)1900-Unknown-
The Moors NR, Bishop's Waltham (SU51)19-Jul-2002oneDickson, RichardAdult
Hedge End (SU41)10-Jul-2005oneHamilton, David Adult
The Moors NR, Bishop's Waltham (SU51)29-Jul-2008oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardAdult
The Moors NR, Bishop's Waltham (SU51)29-Jul-2008oneDickson, RichardAdult
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)06-Aug-2010oneCoker, Kevin Adult
Funtley (SU50)28-Jul-2011oneOpie, Maurice Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Farnborough (SU85)11-Aug-1997oneParfitt, RAdult
Greywell Fen (SU75)23-Jul-2014-Collins, GAdult
Yateley (SU86)20-Jul-2016-Hewitt, Josie Adult

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