Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.001 [B&F: 0118] Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)


Nationally scarce (Na) on heathland, dry pastures, chalk downland and cliff-tops in parts of south-eastern England, rare elsewhere. Not recorded in recent years in Hampshire, where last recorded prior to 1992 at Longmoor in the north of the county, nor on the Isle of Wight, where last recorded in 1900. Wingspan 3-4 mm, Britain's smallest moth! More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel, over-wintering as a pupa. The mines are described in the following link:

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight (SZ57)1894-Hervey, ACLarval
Niton (SZ57)1900-Vic County HistoryMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Woodfidley (SU30)1894--Larval
Petersfield Heath Pond (SU72)14-Sep-2011-Langmaid, JRMine
Petersfield Heath (SU72)17-Sep-2011-Davis, AMMine
Petersfield Heath Pond (SU72)17-Oct-2011-Langmaid, JR; Young, MRMine
VC12 North Hampshire
Longmoor (SU83)1975twoFfennell, DWHLarval
Longmoor (SU72)25-May-1976-Ffennell, DWHLarval
Shortheath Common, Oakhanger (SU73)23-Sep-2011sevenDavis, AMMine

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