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35.130 [B&F: 0826] Caryocolum vicinella (Douglas, 1851)


Nationally scarce (Na) on sea cliffs and coastal shingle along parts of the coast of the British Isles. In Hampshire known only from Hurst Castle in the west and Browndown, Hayling Island and Eastney in the east. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-15 mm. No other Caryocolum species has four large white spots, but these may be much reduced in some specimens, which resemble the darkest forms of other species (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on Sea Campion, living between leaves and shoots spun together with silk.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)10-Jul-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Eastney, Portsmouth (SZ69)24-May-1981-Langmaid, JRLarval
Eastney, Portsmouth (SZ69)25-May-1981-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Eastney, Portsmouth (SZ69)01-Jun-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECLarval
Browndown (SZ59)07-May-1990-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJLarval
Browndown (SZ59)07-May-1990-Dickson, RJLarval
Hurst Castle (SZ38)10-Jun-1990-Langmaid, JR; Harper, MWMine (vacated)
Hurst Castle (SZ38)13-Apr-1995-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PHLarval
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)13-May-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval

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