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29.002 [B&F: 0664] Diurnea lipsiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Local in oak woodland throughout much of the British Isles, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire occurs in similar habitat to that of D. fagella, however it is far less common and seems to have decreased in recent years. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1929. Wingspan male 22-25 mm, female 15-18 mm. Males fly at night and also for several hours from midday to early afternoon on warm windless days; small swarms of males have been seen occasionally at such times, fluttering amongst low plants on the woodland floor while assembling to the barely flightless females (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as an egg.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult 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
Porchfield (SZ49)1929-Jeffery, HGAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1929-Jeffery, HGAdult
Staplers (SZ58)1929-Fassnidge, WAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)23-Oct-1971oneDickson, RichardAdult
Burseldon (SU40)27-Oct-1973-Appleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)31-Oct-1976threeAppleton, DAdult
Brockenhurst (SU20)1992-Chainey, JAdult
Royden Common North (SU30)28-Oct-1995-Budd, Philip Adult
Crock Hill (SU21)06-Nov-1997twoGreen, David G Adult
Island Thorns Inclosure, NF (SU21)06-Nov-1997twoGreen, David G Adult
Emer Bog (SU32)04-Nov-1998oneHarvey, Martin C. Adult
Island Thorns Inclosure, NF (SU21)07-Nov-2005oneGreen, David G Adult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)2006-Elliott, Brian Adult
Crock Hill (SU21)13-Oct-2006oneGreen, David G Adult
Wickham Common (SU51)27-Oct-2006oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Botley Wood (SU51)03-Nov-2008fourDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)10-Nov-2009oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Botley Wood (SU51)17-Nov-2009oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Highland Water Inclosure (SU20)28-Oct-2011oneBudd, Philip Adult
Botley Wood (SU51)23-Oct-2012oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Nursling (SU31)07-Nov-2012oneBudd, Philip Adult
Nursling (SU31)07-Nov-2012oneBudd, Philip Adult
Hale Purlieu (SU21)17-Dec-2012oneGreen, David G Adult
Avon Tyrell Estate (SZ19)29-Oct-2013twoEvans, David Adult
Botley Wood (SU51)12-Nov-2013twoOpie, Maurice Adult
Wickham Common (SU51)15-Nov-2013twoCoker, Kevin Adult
Botley Wood (SU50)06-Nov-2018oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Totton (SU31)07-Nov-2020oneHankinson, Lyz Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Alice Holt (SU84)09-Nov-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Bentley Station Meadow (SU74)21-Oct-1995-Budd, Philip Adult
Froxfield Green (SU72)26-Oct-1999oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanAdult
Bentley Station Meadow (SU74)30-Oct-2004twoFleet, Patrick Adult
Bentley Station Meadow (SU74)30-Oct-2004twoClark, Sue & Barry Adult
Odiham Common (SU75)22-Oct-2006-J.R. Langmaid et al.Adult
Pamber Forest (SU66)08-Apr-2007oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)05-Nov-2008oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Magdalen Hill Down NR (SU52)28-Oct-2009twoFleet, Patrick Adult
Magdalen Hill Down NR (SU52)28-Oct-2009fiveFleet, Patrick Adult
Magdalen Hill Down NR (SU52)16-Nov-2009oneFleet, Patrick Adult
Weston Colley (SU53)28-Oct-2010oneGreen, David G Adult
Weston Colley (SU53)31-Oct-2010oneGreen, David G Adult
Micheldever Wood (SU53)28-Oct-2011oneGreen, David G Adult
Dodsley Wood (SU53)28-Oct-2011oneGreen, David G Adult
Harewood Forest (SU44)06-Nov-2011oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn FomisonAdult
Wherwell (SU44)07-Nov-2011oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Weston Colley (SU53)09-Nov-2011oneGreen, David G Adult
VC22 West Berkshire (Hants county)
Mortimer (SU66)28-Mar-2007oneDennis, GrahamAdult

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