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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local. Recently rediscovered.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: July-August

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Round-leaved Sundew.

Regional breakdown:

 VC63
Year first recorded1891
Year last recorded1891
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 1891.
 

Photos


1493 Buckleria paludum 11
© Helen R Kirk
1493 Buckleria paludum 10 adult wing detail.
© Martin Warne
1493 Buckleria paludum 09 larva
© Martin Warne, Aug 2018
1493 Buckleria paludum 08 larva Aug. 2018
© Martin Warne
1493 Buckleria paludum 07 exited case on Eriophorum vaginatum.
© Helen R Kirk
1493 Buckleria paludum 06 larva.
© Helen R Kirk
1493 Buckleria paludum 05 adult
© Helen R Kirk, Jul 2018
1493 Buckleria paludum 04 adult
© Helen R Kirk, Jul 2018
1493 Buckleria paludum 03 adult
© Helen R Kirk, Aug 2018
1493 Buckleria paludum 02 exited case.
© Helen R Kirk, Aug 2018
1493 Buckleria paludum 01
© Helen R Kirk, Aug 2018

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC63. Thorne Moors, one on 18.7.1891 (Porritt, 1891), 'since then I believe Mr John Harrison of Barnsley has taken another specimen on the same ground' (Porritt, 1904), there appears to be no confirmation of this comment.

HRK & MW, 2018:
VC63. Around 20 adult Sundew Plume moths were recorded on Thorne Moors in mid-July 2018, with a count in excess of 60 being made at the beginning of August. Exited cases were also found attached to Sundew flower stems and one to Eriophorum vaginatum. Larvae were found in early August with the largest measuring just 2-3mm. Details of the discoveries provided by Helen R Kirk and Martin Warne.
 

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