Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 5mm


Regional breakdown:



28.008 Metalampra italica 04 gen. det. HEB
© Terry Box, 20 Aug 2020
28.008 Metalampra italica 03
© Terry Box, 14 Aug 2020
28.008 Metalampra italica 02
© Terry Box, 14 Aug 2020
28.008 Metalampra italica 01
© Phil Lee

Species Account

First recorded in Britain in Devon in 2003, probably accidentally introduced. Prior to this, the species was considered endemic to Italy, but is believed to be spreading its range. Following the first record it has been recorded in many southern counties, reaching Lincolnshire in 2019, and then two individuals were attracted to light at Langthorpe (VC65) in 2020.

VC65. Langthorpe, singles, 14 Aug (TAB) and 20 Aug 2020 (TAB, gen. det. HEB) NEW COUNTY RECORD.

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