Main: (Gracillariidae / Gracillariinae)
15.018 [B&F: 0292] Povolnya leucapennella (Stephens, 1835)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in oak woodland throughout much of Britain and Ireland. Rather uncommon in south Hampshire and very rare in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Very variable, from pale yellowish white to reddish, and some forms are only separable from other similar Caloptilia species by dissection of the genitalia; however, the more common form is off white with darker spots, and this is distinctive. The mines on oak are very rarely reported; the few reports we have relate to adults taken at light or beaten from scrub.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Bouldnor (SZ39)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Yarmouth (SZ38)18-Sep-1976twoDickson, RJAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)18-Sep-1976-Dickson, RJLarval
Freshwater (SZ38)18-Apr-2010oneCooke, DAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)20-Jul-2013onePlummer, SAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)31-Oct-2016oneHalsey, JAdult
Totland Bay (SZ38)12-Aug-2017oneNorriss, TJ; Fomison, L; Cooke, DMine
Yarmouth (SZ38)9345twoFord, LTAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Hollands Wood (SU30)18-Jul-1973oneDickson, RJAdult
Crab Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)22-Jan-1983twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)24-Aug-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)29-May-1995twoLangmaid, JR; Palmer, SMLarval
Chilling Copse, Warsash (SU50)26-Jun-1995oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jun-1995oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)04-Jul-2001oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Havant Thicket (SU71)22-Aug-2001oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)28-Aug-2001oneDickson, RJAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)27-Jun-2002oneDickson, RJAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)04-Oct-2002oneElliott, BAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)25-Jun-2003oneDickson, RJAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)29-Jun-2003oneDickson, RJAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)04-Sep-2017oneLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Deadwater Valley (SU83)01-Jul-2006oneMontegriffo, NJAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)18-Feb-2009oneWall, MJAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)28-Jun-2009oneWall, MJAdult
Basingstoke (SU54)22-May-2015oneHenwood, GAAdult

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