Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.057 [B&F: 0723] Metzneria littorella (Douglas, 1850)

 

Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and confined to open ground on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, where it has persisted for over 150 years. Not recorded from Hampshire to date. Wingspan 9-14 mm. Larva feeds on seeds of Buckshorn Plantain, over-wintering in a cocoon.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SZ57)1924-Wakely, SAdult
Niton (SZ57)01-Jun-193740Chalmers-Hunt, JMAdult
Niton (SZ57)1959-Ffennell, DWHAdult
Reeth Bay, Niton (SZ57)01-May-1969-Chalmers-Hunt, JMLarval
Niton (SZ57)14-Nov-1982-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PHLarval
St Catherine's Point (SZ47)02-Mar-1997-Biggs, David Larval
Niton (SZ57)17-Oct-2013-Langmaid, John & Palmer, S M Larval

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