Main: (Gelechiidae / Apatetrinae)
35.036 [B&F: 0747] Chrysoesthia sexguttella (Thunberg, 1794)


Local on waste ground, farmland and other open areas throughout much of the British Isles, but absent from the Northern Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still reasonably common along the coast in the south-east of the county and on the Island, but remains very scarce in north Hampshire. Wingspan 8-10 mm. The fuscous imago has pale yellow spots, but is seldom encountered, and the species is more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when larvae may be obtained by sweeping the foodplant. Larva mines leaves of Goosefoot and Orache.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Yarmouth (SZ38)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)1926-Fassnidge, WAdult
Undercliff, St. Lawrence (SZ57)20-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJLarval
St Helens (SZ68)1978-Langmaid, JRLarval
Hamstead (SZ39)01-Sep-2001oneBiggs, DTMine
Hamstead (SZ49)01-Sep-2001oneBiggs, DTLarval
Ventnor (SZ57)02-Dec-2003-Biggs, DTMine (vacated)
Hurst Stake (SZ59)17-Aug-2004-Biggs, DTLarval
St Lawrence (SZ57)05-Jul-2006-Shepard, BMine (vacated)
St Lawrence (SZ57)05-Jul-2006-Biggs, DTMine (vacated)
Thorness (SZ49)23-Sep-2007-Biggs, DTMine
Little Thorness (SZ49)23-Sep-2007-Biggs, DTMine
Ventnor (SZ57)30-May-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
Foreland (SZ68)04-Jul-2018threeBarden, PMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)20-May-1974oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Fareham (SU50)24-Sep-1975tenChadd, JMine
Farlington Marshes HWT NR (SU60)1984-Langmaid, JR-
Northney, Hayling (SU70)31-May-1984-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Hayling island (SU70)07-Jun-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECAdult
Eling (SU31)23-Sep-1989-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine (vacated)
Botley Wood (SU50)20-Sep-1992oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, PHLarval
Farlington Marshes HWT NR (SU60)06-Sep-1993-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine
Great Salterns NR, Portsmouth (SU60)07-Sep-1994-Langmaid, JRLarval
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)30-Aug-1996-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine
Hamble (SU41)07-Oct-1996-Langmaid, JR; Emmet, AM; Davis, AMLarval
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)26-Aug-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)29-Aug-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine
Fareham (SU50)29-Sep-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Swift, S; Walker, DLarval
Hilsea Lines, Portsmouth (SU60)06-Sep-1998-Langmaid, JR; Jansen, MGMMine
Park Gate (SU50)19-Jun-1999oneAppleton, DAdult
Great Salterns NR, Portsmouth (SU60)2001oneDenton, JSAdult
Stoke, Hayling (SU70)02-Sep-2002-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BLarval
Lee-on-Solent (SZ59)17-Sep-2002-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BMine
Alver Valley NR (SU50)17-Sep-2002-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BMine
Chandlers Ford (SU42)2003-Elliott, BAdult
Fareham, Cams Bay (SU50)25-Jun-2003oneDickson, RJAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)02-Dec-2003-Biggs, DTMine (vacated)
Browndown (SZ59)29-Aug-2005-Dobson, AHMine (vacated)
Fareham, Cams Bay (SU50)09-Aug-2010oneDickson, RJAdult
Eastney, Portsmouth (SZ69)20-Sep-2010-Langmaid, JRLarval
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)21-Sep-2010-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine (vacated)
Cams Bay, Fareham (SU50)17-Aug-2011oneLangmaid, JRMine
Cams Bay, Fareham (SU50)17-Aug-2011-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJMine
Hengistbury Head (SZ19)22-Sep-2011-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BMine
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)17-Aug-2013-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, RMLarval
Stoke, Hayling (SU70)16-Sep-2014-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, SM; Thirlwell, IRMine
Pennington (SZ39)01-Aug-2015oneCoomber, RMine
Great Salterns NR, Portsmouth (SU60)10-Sep-2015-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Thirlwell, IRMine (vacated)
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SZ69)04-Oct-2015-Langmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEMine
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)05-Jul-2018oneLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
Baffins, Portsmouth (SU60)09-Sep-2018-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine (vacated)
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford (SU33)09-Aug-1984-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine
Wildhern (SU35)31-Aug-1998-Green, DGAdult

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