Main: (Cosmopterigidae / Cosmopteriginae)
34.005 [B&F: 0894] Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, [1810])

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in hedgerows in south-eastern England, from Kent northwards to Norfolk and westwards to Berkshire. In Hampshire first reported in 2003, since when leaf mines have been found in scattered locations across the north and centre, and first reported from the Isle of Wight in 2014. Wingspan 8.5-10.5 mm. Very similar to C. schmidiella, which is now believed to be extinct in the British Isles, and C. orichalcea, which has a different arrangement of metallic markings in the basal area of the wing. Larva mines leaves of Hop, over-wintering in a cocoon.

Update: Status review, December 2019.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Alverstone (SZ58)20-Sep-2014-Barden, PMine
Afton Marsh (SZ38)26-Jun-2017oneBarden, PAdult
Afton Marsh (SZ38)30-Jun-2017fiveBarden, PAdult
Afton Marsh (SZ38)09-Sep-201820Davies, SMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Bushfield (SU42)15-Sep-200430Walker, THMine
Allbrook (SU42)02-Sep-2010oneHubble, DMine
VC12 North Hampshire
Silchester Common (SU66)30-Jul-2003100Dennis, GJMine
Dogmersfield (SU75)03-Sep-2003twoEdmunds, RDLarval
Dogmersfield (SU75)06-Sep-2003twoEdmunds, RDLarval
Winchfield (SU75)10-Sep-2003twoEdmunds, RDLarval
Dogmersfield (SU75)11-Sep-2003oneEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU85)18-Sep-2003oneEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)22-Sep-200312Edmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)25-Sep-2003twoEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)27-Aug-200411Edmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU85)18-Dec-2004oneEdmunds, RDMine (vacated)
Silchester Common (SU66)23-Jun-2005oneDennis, GJAdult
Fleet (SU75)21-Aug-2005threeEdmunds, RDLarval
Greywell (SU75)16-Sep-2005twoBoswell, PAMine (vacated)
Fleet (SU75)03-Sep-2006-Edmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU75)10-Sep-2007-Edmunds, RDMine
Church Crookham (SU85)22-Sep-2008twoEdmunds, RDMine
Leckford (SU33)28-Sep-2009-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BMine (vacated)
Weston Colley (SU53)01-Aug-2010-Green, DGLarval
Hunton (SU43)19-Aug-2010-Green, DGLarval
Shortheath Common, Oakhanger (SU73)23-Sep-2011-Davis, AMMine (vacated)
Leckford (SU33)20-Oct-2011-Langmaid, JR; Young, MR; Elliott, BMine (vacated)
Leckford (SU33)13-Aug-2012-Langmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEMine
Silchester Common (SU66)13-Sep-2013eightDennis, GJMine (vacated)
Silchester Common (SU66)08-Aug-2018-Dennis, GJMine (vacated)

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