Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jun.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Wild Strawberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883186819041883
Year last recorded2010200020141883
Number of records24161
Number of individuals11160
Unique positions2491
Unique locations2491
Adult records11150
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 23 records from 16 sites. First recorded in 1868.


0132 Incurvaria praelatella 02
© Paul Millard
0132 Incurvaria praelatella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 29 May 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common in all five vice-counties.

2013 (CHF): Possibly the most attractive member of this genus. The characteristic pale patch at the base of the wing separates it from other confusion species. Thinly scattered in the north and west of the county where the larvae feed on wild strawberry and water avens.

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species