Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.003 [B&F: 0592] Stephensia brunnichella (Linnaeus, 1767)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in deciduous woodland and woodland margins, on chalky soils, in England from the Wash-Mersey line southwards and also in the north; in Wales from Glamorgan (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species occurs along the borders of woods on calcareous downland, and has been found in several localities in the county, notably at Leckford and Stockbridge Down in the north, and Portsdown NR and Oxenbourne in the south. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1938. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Imago similar to many of the Elachista species, although the white band on the antenna at three-quarters is distinctive. Larva mines leaves of Wild Basil.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
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Larval

Records Received By Year

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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

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
St. George's Down (SZ58)1938-Wakely, SMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Farley Mount (SU42)19-May-193712Fassnidge, WAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)13-May-1972oneElse, George R Adult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)24-Jun-1972oneDickson, RichardAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)25-May-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)01-Jun-1974twoDickson, RichardAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)10-Aug-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Leckford (SU33)30-Jul-1977oneDickson, RichardAdult
Soberton (SU61)30-Mar-1978fourLangmaid, JohnLarval
Droxford (SU61)1980-Langmaid, JohnLarval
Sparsholt (SU43)21-Jul-1982oneSterling, DHAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)21-Sep-1982oneSterling, DHAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)26-May-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Portsdown (SU60)09-Nov-1986-Langmaid, JR; Heckford, RJMine
Farley Mount (SU42)11-Jun-1988oneSterling, DHAdult
West Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)11-Jun-1988oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)07-Jul-1992twoGoater, BAdult
Portsdown (SU60)31-May-2001twoDickson, RichardAdult
Portchester Common SSSI (SU60)29-May-2009oneDickson, RichardAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)11-Aug-2010oneBaker, MikeAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)19-May-2014fourDickson, RichardAdult
Hen Wood, East Meon (SU62)21-May-2014oneLangmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)21-May-2015oneBaker, MikeAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)25-May-201510Dickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)22-Jun-2015oneDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)17-Aug-2015oneDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)23-May-2016fourWheeler, Keith Adult
Broughton (SU23)31-Jul-2016oneDavis, Graeme Adult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)22-May-2017oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Broughton Down (SU23)12-Jun-2017fiveBaker, MikeAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)22-Jun-2017oneLangmaid, John & Palmer, S M Adult
Broughton Down (SU23)30-May-2019oneBaker, MikeAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)03-Jun-2019twoDickson, RichardAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
West Down, Chilbolton (SU33)03-Aug-1982oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
West Down, Chilbolton (SU33)29-Jul-1984twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)15-Jun-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine
Leckford Estate (SU33)25-Apr-1987-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Leckford Estate (SU33)13-Oct-1990-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine (vacated)
Leckford Estate (SU33)22-Jun-1992oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Ashford Hangers LNR (SU72)21-May-1993oneLangmaid, JR; Durnell, PRAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)09-May-2002oneElliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnLarval
Leckford Estate (SU33)16-May-2002twoElliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnLarval
Stockbridge Down (SU33)05-May-2007oneLangmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)05-May-2007oneLangmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)20-Oct-2011oneLangmaid, John, M.R. Young & B. ElliottMine (vacated)

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