Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.052 [B&F: 0753] Aristotelia brizella (Treitschke, 1833)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in saltmarshes on the south and east coasts of England, from Cornwall to Durham, and from Lancashire on the west coast (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire still found in small numbers on the south coast from Hurst Castle in the west to Hayling Island in the east. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1970. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Fairly frequent at light, and also occasionally netted during the day; a reasonably distinctive gelechiid. Larva feeds within flowers of Thrift and Common Sea-lavender, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Yarmouth (SZ38)1856-IWNHSAdult
Newtown (SZ49)1959-Ffennell, DWHAdult
Newtown (SZ49)14-Jun-1969-Pelham-Clinton, ECAdult
Newtown (SZ49)1970-Agassiz, DJLAdult
West Yar Saltmarsh, Yar Estuary SSSI (SZ38)20-Jun-2013twoBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJAdult
Walter's Copse (SZ49)04-Aug-2014onePlummer, Stephen Adult
Newtown NNR (SZ49)07-Jul-2018oneBarden, Phil Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)17-Aug-2018oneCooke, Dave Adult
St Helen's Duver (SZ68)11-Jul-2019fourBarden, Phil Adult
Freshwater Cliffs (SZ38)02-Jul-2020oneDavies, Sue Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
North Solent NNR (SZ49)1985-Anon-
North Solent NNR (SZ49)05-Jun-1985oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Southsea (SZ69)25-Jul-1990twoLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)22-Jul-1991oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hurst Castle (SZ38)02-Jun-1992oneLangmaid, JR; Agassiz, DJL; Emmet, AMAdult
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jul-1995oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hayling (SZ69)03-May-1999oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanAdult
Southsea (SZ69)18-Jun-2000oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)25-Jul-2000oneCarr, PAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)15-Jul-2003oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)03-Aug-2003oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Hayling (SU70)28-Jul-2004-Langmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)28-Apr-2007oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Rowbarrow, New Forest (SU30)05-Aug-2007oneHatch, SAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)13-Jul-2011oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Hayling (SU70)19-Jul-2012twoLangmaid, John & Palmer, S M Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)24-Jul-2013oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)03-Jun-2016oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Hengistbury Head (SZ19)02-Jul-2017oneHeppenstall, Brian Adult
Southsea (SZ69)17-Jul-2017oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)31-Aug-2018oneTindale, Anthony Adult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)12-Jul-2019twoOpie, Maurice Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)23-Jul-2019oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)23-Aug-2019twoDickson, RichardAdult
Taddiford Cliff (SZ29)26-Jul-2021twoKeen, Steve Adult

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