Main: (Gelechiidae / Dichomeridinae)
35.027 [B&F: 0861] Acompsia schmidtiellus (Heyden, 1848)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk and limestone downland and roadside verges in southern England and south Wales. Restricted in Hampshire to sites such as Old Winchester, Portsdown and Magdalen Hill Down, and on Isle of Wight to a single site near Ventnor; claims from other areas of the county should be accompanied by photographic or other evidence. Wingspan 15-17 mm. Larva feeds on Wild Marjoram, living within a spun or rolled leaf.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 3
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.0053419755
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 5
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 3
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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

VC0 null
Stockbridge Down (SU33)03-Aug-2016oneDuffy, MAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Brading Down (SZ58)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Brading (SZ68)11-Jul-1931-AnonAdult
Niton (SZ57)1939-Wakely, SAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)28-Jul-1977oneDickson, RJAdult
Bonchurch Landslip (SZ57)13-Jul-2014oneWilson, RAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
West Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)11-Jun-1988-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Portsdown (SU60)29-Apr-1997oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval
West Meon (SU62)26-May-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJLarval
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000twoDickson, RJLarval spinning
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)08-Jun-2000-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval spinning
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)24-Jul-2004oneNorriss, TJ; Wall, MJ; Trasenster, MAdult
Portsdown (SU60)17-May-2006-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BLarval
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)25-Jul-2014oneOpie, MAdult
Portsdown (SU60)20-May-2015-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, SMLarval
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)03-Jul-2015oneDickson, RJAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)05-Aug-2016oneDickson, RJAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)03-Jun-2017fiveLangmaid, JR; Young, MRLarval
Blashford Lakes (SU10)09-Jul-2018oneChapman, RAdult
West Meon (SU62)20-Jul-2018oneDickson, RJAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)03-Aug-1996oneBudd, PAAdult
Weston Colley (SU53)24-Jul-2010oneGreen, DGAdult
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)13-Jul-2011oneFleet, PDAdult
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)11-Jul-2015oneWall, MJ; Chapman, JTAdult
Chilbolton (SU43)15-Jul-2017twoEvans, GCAdult
Chilbolton (SU43)05-Aug-2019oneEvans, GCAdult

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