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Tinagma ocnerostomella
Bugloss Spear-wing

(Stainton, 1850)398 / 26.001

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not observed since 1890, when it was sometimes found to swarm around plants of vipers-bugloss at Brandon in July (Barrett), till 1925 at Worlington when it was plentiful, as also it was in 1933 at Euston (Whit).

Recent Status: Occurs along the coast and in Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during May, June and July. The larvae feed inside the stems of Echium. They pupate in the stem.

Identification: The moth shape and resting posture is important for identification. There is a second species in the genus that is rare and occurs in similar habitats that has not been recorded in Suffolk. That species, T. balteolella, has a prominent pre-tornal spot or fascia rather than the slight one for T. ocnerostomella.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1925.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Hollesley Suffolk. 17 June 2019 - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
26/05/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
22/06/2019126TL77 - Mildenhall
01/06/2019225TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
21/07/2018+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Viper's Bugloss
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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