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32.046 [B&F: 0681] Depressaria olerella Zeller, 1854


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in dry grassland, heathland and dry sandy areas, with a disjunct distribution in three locations: at Woolmer Forest in Hampshire, along the north-western edge of the Cairngorms at Rothiemurchus in north-east Scotland, and in the Breckland district of Norfolk. The population in Hampshire is centred on Woolmer Forest where the moth has been recorded sparingly for over 100 years. A single record from the New Forest in 1968 is the only record from south Hampshire; also recorded from Selborne in 1993. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Similar to D. albipunctella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Yarrow, living between leaves spun together with silk.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Godshill (SZ58)1986-Cramp, PJAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Minstead (SU21)28-Mar-1968-Siggs, LWAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Woolmer Forest (SU73)1923-Fassnidge, WAdult
Longmoor (SU73)03-Jul-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Longmoor (SU72)15-Jun-1986-Sterling, DH; Langmaid, JRLarval
Longmoor (SU72)01-Jul-1986-Walters, JAdult
Selborne (SU73)1993-Aston, AEAdult

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