Gelechiidae : Anacampsinae
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Aproaerema anthyllidella
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(Hübner, 1813)843 / 35.010

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Leiston (Grey); Lowestoft (Bd). Brandon (Barrett), and in the utmost profusion on the Breck there in May 1929 and June 1903 (Mly).

Recent Status: Very few records but this species is common in the Sandlings.

Life Style: Multi-brooded night flying and comes to light. The larvae feed on Anthyllis, Lotus, Medicago, Lathyrus, Ononis, Onobrychis and Trifolium. They have a variety of feeding methods including mining the leaves, spinning leaves, flowers or seeds heads

Identification: A narrow winged dark species which may have a pair of opposing small spots at two thirds. There may occasionally also be a small pale spot at one third and above the dorsum and scattered pale scales in the distal third.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (38%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2022125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
06/05/2022126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
07/10/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
07/10/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: May-June and August-September
Foodplant:   kidney vetch, restharrow, lucerene, clover.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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