Main: (Gelechiidae / Anacampsinae)
35.006 [B&F: 0846] Aproaerema vinella Bankes, 1898

 

Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and thought possibly extinct, as it was known only from rough pastures and field edges on the Wealden clay in Sussex, being last recorded on Ditchling Common in 1990: the decline was believed to be associated with the loss of the foodplant to agriculture.

It was therefore surprising when larval webs of this species were discovered at a site on the Isle of Wight in June 2013 - some 70km distant from the previously known locality - during a successful search for the larvae of Agonopterix atomella, and subsequently at two other localities there in June 2014 (S. D. Beavan and R. J. Heckford, Entomologists Gazette 65: 209-214 (2014)). It has subsequently been found in other sites nearby on the island.

Wingspan 11-12 mm.
The larva feeds on Dyer's Greenweed, living between leaves spun together with silk.

Flightime guide
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight (SZ48)21-Jun-2013oneBeavan, SDLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)21-Jun-2013-Biggs, David Larval
Isle of Wight (SZ48)23-Jun-2013-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Porchfield (SZ49)31-May-2014-Angell, BLarval
Isle of Wight (SZ48)05-Jun-2014fourParsons, MS; Norriss, TJ; Davies, P et alLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)05-Jun-2014fourParsons, MS; Norriss, TJ; Davies, P et alLarval
Newtown Meadows (SZ49)25-Jun-2014-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJ et alLarval
Isle of Wight (SZ48)25-Jun-2014-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJ et alLarval
Jersey Camp (SZ49)17-Jul-2015threeMerrifield, Ian Adult
Jersey Camp (SZ49)22-Jul-2016oneMerrifield, Ian Adult
Jersey Camp (SZ49)29-Jul-2016threeMerrifield, Ian Adult
Jersey Camp (SZ49)31-Aug-2016oneMerrifield, Ian Adult

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