Main: (Crambidae / Pyraustinae)
63.002 [B&F: 1368] Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)


Irregular immigrant to the British Isles from southern Europe, common in some years. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequent on the coast, but very irregular in appearance, with a notable influx in 1995 when at least 12 were recorded, but often absent and there have been only 11 individuals since (to 2016). Wingspan 24-29 mm. Most likely to be confused with the abundant Udea olivalis, but distinguished by the characteristic white terminal streak. Larva feeds on Mugwort, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 9
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin (SU01)03-Jun-2012oneAllen, PAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1856twoIWNHSAdult
Bembridge (SZ68)1856-IWNHSAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)08-Aug-1965-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Binsted (SZ59)07-Aug-1995oneWarne, BAdult
Binstead (SZ59)07-Aug-1995oneWarne, BJAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)08-Aug-1995-Knill-Jones, SA-
Chale Green (SZ47)12-Aug-1995oneColenutt, SAdult
Chale Green (SZ47)20-Aug-1995oneColenutt, SAdult
Binsted (SZ59)21-Aug-1995oneWarne, BAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)12-Aug-2012oneGamble, I&PAdult
Wheeler's Bay (SZ57)20-Jul-2014oneButler, AAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Alverstoke (SZ69)01-Aug-1955oneTorlesse, ADAdult
Minstead (SU21)1975oneSiggs, LWAdult
Southsea (SZ69)07-Aug-1982oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)07-Aug-1982oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Beaulieu (SU30)03-Aug-1995oneIvon-Jones, BAdult
Beaulieu (SU30)06-Aug-1995twoIvon-Jones, BAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)22-Aug-1995oneGoater, BAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)22-Aug-1995-Goater, BAdult
Pennington (SZ39)22-Aug-1995oneCoomber, RAdult
Beaulieu (SU30)14-Aug-1996oneIvon-Jones, BAdult
Lymington (SZ39)17-Aug-1996-Pickles, AJAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)09-Aug-1997-Thirlwell, IRAdult
Hurn (SZ19)15-Aug-2001oneJeffes, MAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)01-Aug-2007oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Sholing (SU41)19-Aug-2012oneCollins, AAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)24-Aug-2015oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Locks Heath (SU50)23-Aug-2016onePlumridge, KJAdult
Norleywood (SZ39)21-Aug-2017oneCoomber, R; MacMillan, MAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)07-Aug-1970oneDixon, CHAdult
Stockbridge (SU33)06-Aug-1995oneSadler, EAAdult
Harestock, Winchester (SU43)24-Sep-2001oneFletcher, BAdult

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