Main: (Adelidae / Adelinae)
07.005 [B&F: 0145] Nemophora minimella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on dry pastures and downland throughout most of the British Isles. In Hampshire very local and uncommon on downland and in boggy areas where the foodplants are found, but far from annual in occurrence. Recorded on the Isle of Wight in 1850 and 1933, but not since. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Similar to N. fasciella, but with indistinct brownish media fascia. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Devil's-bit Scabious and Small Scabious, subsequently feeding on the leaves, living within a movable case.

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1850-IWNHSAdult
Appleford (SZ58)1933-Wakely, SAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Catisfield (SU50)21-May-1971oneDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)24-Jul-1976threeAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)25-Jul-1976threeAppleton, DAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)03-Aug-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJAdult
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)04-Jun-1998-Budd, PAAdult
Ampfield Woods (SU32)20-Jul-2010oneBaker, MikeAdult
Beacon Hill NNR, Warnford (SU62)08-Aug-2010threeNorriss, TJ; Fomison, L; Shute, DAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)14-Aug-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)07-Aug-1993oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)07-Aug-1998oneBudd, Philip Adult
Beacon Hill, Warnford NNR (SU62)07-Aug-1998twoAllen, CAdult
Noar Hill (SU73)26-Jun-2014twoWall, Mike Adult
Noar Hill (SU73)13-Jul-2014oneShute, Dave Adult

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