Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.079 [B&F: 0733] Oxypteryx wilkella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on shingle beaches and dry sandy areas, predominantly on the coast, but also occasionally inland in parts of England, Wales and eastern Scotland; rare in Ireland. Very locally frequent at St Helens, Isle of Wight, while in Hampshire, known only from Sinah Common and Southsea, where first recorded in 1981. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Larva feeds within roots and lower stems of Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear, living within a silken tube or tent, over-wintering in a cocoon.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
St Helens (SZ68)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
St Helens (SZ68)01-Jul-1959-Lobb, JAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)29-Jul-1981oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)04-Aug-1996oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Durnell, PR; Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Norriss, TJAdult
Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Dickson, RJ; Opie, M; Hayward, R; Durnell, PRAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998twoDickson, RichardAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)29-Jun-2009oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)02-Jul-2011oneThirlwell, Ian Adult

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