Main: (Gelechiidae / Gelechiinae)
35.133 [B&F: 0832] Caryocolum blandella (Douglas, 1852)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in hedgerows and woodland throughout much of England, Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire has been recorded in the past from the Avon Valley, in the vicinity of Portsmouth Harbour, and around Selborne. On the Isle of Wight, the first recent records for some years were received from Freshwater in 1997 and 2000. Wingspan 9.5-14.5 mm. C. blandulella is generally smaller and whiter and lacks a distinct row of terminal spots; C. blandelloides, C. kroesmanniella and C. huebneri lack the very dark bar from costa to fold which completely obscures the costal and plical spots (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on shoots of Greater Stitchwort, subsequently feeding on the seed heads.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 1
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1893-IWNHSAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)17-Jun-1997-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)26-Jul-2000-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Shorwell (SZ48)17-Jun-2009oneBiggs, DTAdult
Shorwell (SZ48)17-Jun-2009oneBiggs, DT-
Godshill (SZ58)14-Jun-2012-Elliott, BLarval
VC11 South Hampshire
Browndown (SZ59)07-May-1990-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJLarval
Merritown Heath (SZ19)26-Jul-1993oneLangmaid, JR; Heckford, RJ; Sterling, PHAdult
Southwick (SU60)17-Mar-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval
Burton Meadows (SZ19)17-Jul-2005oneDavey, PAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)25-Jul-2006-Phillips, JW; Elliott, B; Pickles, TAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Selborne (SU73)13-Jun-1996oneAston, AAdult
Shortheath Common, Oakhanger (SU73)07-Aug-1999twoLangmaid, JR; Heckford, RJAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)25-Aug-2016oneDennis, GJAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)22-Aug-2017oneDennis, GJAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)03-Sep-2018oneDennis, GJAdult

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