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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Broom.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904185918831975
Year last recorded1997201020142007
Number of records43207
Number of individuals0153
Unique positions33146
Unique locations33135
Adult records31125
Immature records0042

For the county, we have a total of 34 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1859.


21.005 Leucoptera spartifoliella 01 cocoon
© Charlie Streets, 11 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and is widespread and usually abundant among broom.

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