Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.055 [B&F: 0725] Metzneria aestivella (Zeller, 1839)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in open calcareous grassland throughout much of southern and eastern England and northern Wales; rare in Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequently recorded at Portsdown and on the southern coast of the Island; old records from 1996 at Broughton Down and at Magdalen Hill Down, the only records to date from the north of the county. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Larva feeds within seedheads of Carline Thistle, over-wintering in a silken chamber.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
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
Totland (SZ38)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Larval
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Larval
Sandown (SZ58)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1926-Waters, EGRAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)1926-Waters, EGRAdult
Brading (SZ68)01-Jun-1932-AnonAdult
Culver Cliff (SZ68)01-Jun-1932-AnonAdult
Totland (SZ38)06-Aug-1934-Ford, LTAdult
Bembridge & Culver Downs (SZ68)1974-Goater, B-
Luccombe (SZ57)20-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJLarval
Brighstone Down (SZ48)22-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJLarval
Alum Bay (SZ38)15-May-1983-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PHPupal
Compton Down (SZ38)15-May-1983-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PHPupal
Broad Lane Lime Quarry, nr Shalcombe, IoW (SZ38)03-Jul-2014oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn Fomison & Dave CookeAdult
Tennyson Down (SZ38)25-Jun-2015oneClarke, JulianAdult
The Needles (SZ28)10-Jul-2015onePlummer, Stephen Adult
Main Bench, High Down (SZ38)14-Jul-2015twoBarden, Phil Adult
Rew Down, Ventnor (SZ57)01-Jul-2018oneBarden, Phil Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)03-Jul-2018threeBarden, Phil Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)06-Jul-2019oneBarden, Phil Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)10-Jul-2019twoBarden, Phil Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Portsdown (SU60)03-Apr-1980-Langmaid, JohnLarval
Portsdown (SU60)10-Jan-1981-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHLarval
Southsea (SZ69)05-Jul-1989oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)1996-Binsted, Norman Adult
Portsdown (SU60)29-Jan-1997-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)29-Jan-1997-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)29-Jan-1997-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)29-Apr-1997-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)06-Oct-1999oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)11-Oct-1999oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)02-Mar-2002oneLangmaid, JR; Heckford, RJ; Sterling, PHLarval
Portsdown Hill (SU60)06-Apr-2012-Davis, Tony Larval feeding signs
Portsdown (SU60)15-Oct-2013-Langmaid, John & Palmer, S M Larval
Portsmouth (SU60)01-Jul-2015oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)03-Aug-1996oneBudd, Philip Adult

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