Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.001 [B&F: 0118] Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) on heathland, dry pastures, chalk downland and cliff-tops in parts of south-eastern England, rare elsewhere. Not recorded in recent years in Hampshire, where last recorded prior to 1992 at Longmoor in the north of the county, nor on the Isle of Wight, where last recorded in 1900. Wingspan 3-4 mm, Britain's smallest moth! More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel, over-wintering as a pupa. The mines are described in the following link:
leafmines.co.uk
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Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Longmoor12025/05/1976Larval
Longmoor1221975Larval
Niton1001900Mine
Petersfield11017/10/2011Mine
Petersfield11014/09/2011Mine
Petersfield Heath11017/09/2011Mine
Oakhanger12723/09/2011Mine
Isle of Wight1001894Larval
Woodfidley1101894Larval
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