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48.005 [B&F: 0386] Tebenna micalis (Mann, 1857)


Rare immigrant from southern Europe to the south coast of England, in some years appearing in sufficient numbers to breed but apparently not able to establish itself in Britain. In Hampshire first recorded in 2002 at West Park (VC8), but not again until 2014 when a significant influx brought 8 records to both counties, since which there have been three further reports (totals to 2019 VC11 7, VC10 4, VC8 3). Wingspan 11-14 mm. Distinctively marked, claims from Hampshire and Isle of Wight should be accompanied by photographic or other evidence. Larva mines leaves of Common Fleabane.

Update: Status review, December 2019.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 8
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.0038218813
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 3
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)02-Oct-2002oneGreen, DGAdult
West Park (SU11)06-Oct-2002twoGreen, DGAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Newtown (SZ49)23-Jul-2014onePlummer, SAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)20-Sep-2014oneOutlaw, IAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)12-Jul-2015oneBarden, PAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)18-Oct-2017oneHalsey, JAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU50)06-Sep-2014oneHoughton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)07-Sep-2014oneHoughton, DAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)20-Sep-2014oneGodfrey, KAdult
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)26-Sep-2014oneBall, SAdult
Funtley (SU50)01-Oct-2014oneOpie, MAdult
South Brockenhurst (SU20)26-Oct-2014oneWynn, RBAdult
Fareham (SU50)08-Nov-2015oneWheeler, KAdult

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