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

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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: 3
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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
Brading Down (SZ58)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Brading (SZ68)11-Jul-1931-AnonAdult
Niton (SZ57)1939-Wakely, SAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)28-Jul-1977oneDickson, RichardAdult
Bonchurch Landslip (SZ57)13-Jul-2014oneWilson, Rob Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
West Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)11-Jun-1988-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Portsdown (SU60)29-Apr-1997oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
West Meon (SU62)26-May-1997-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000twoDickson, RichardLarval spinning
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardLarval
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)08-Jun-2000-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval spinning
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)24-Jul-2004oneNorriss, TJ; Wall, MJ; Trasenster, MAdult
Portsdown (SU60)17-May-2006-Elliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnLarval
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)25-Jul-2014oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Portsdown (SU60)20-May-2015-Langmaid, John & Palmer, S M Larval
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)03-Jul-2015oneDickson, RichardAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)03-Aug-2016oneDuffy, Mike Adult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)05-Aug-2016oneDickson, RichardAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)03-Jun-2017fiveLangmaid, John & Young, MarkLarval
Blashford Lakes (SU10)09-Jul-2018oneChapman, RAdult
West Meon (SU62)20-Jul-2018oneDickson, RichardAdult
Winchester (SU42)14-Jul-2020oneWalker, Tim Adult
Kings Somborne (SU33)15-Jul-2020oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Kings Somborne (SU43)15-Jul-2020oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Kings Somborne (SU32)31-Jul-2020oneEvans, GlynneAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)03-Aug-1996oneBudd, Philip Adult
Weston Colley (SU53)24-Jul-2010oneGreen, David G Adult
Magdalen Hill Down NR (SU52)13-Jul-2011oneFleet, Patrick Adult
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)11-Jul-2015oneWall, Mike & Chapman, JayneAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)05-Jul-2017oneWall, Mike Adult
Chilbolton (SU43)15-Jul-2017twoEvans, GlynneAdult
Chilbolton (SU43)05-Aug-2019oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Harewood Forest (SU34)23-Jul-2020oneEvans, GlynneAdult

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