Main: (Oecophoridae / Oecophorinae)
28.008 [B&F: 0642a] Metalampra italica Baldizzone, 1977

 

Notes: Very rare immigrant or adventive, which is spreading rapidly. On 17 August 2003, a worn specimen was found in a moth trap in a garden in Devon. The species had not previously been recorded outside Italy. Another specimen turned up in the same garden on 7 August 2004, and towards the end of July that year three specimens were found in and around a house at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, with one to a lighted window at Studham, Bedfordshire, on 3 July 2006. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Over Wallop in August 2011. Up to the end of 2016 there have been 19 reports, scattered across mainland Hampshire; not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 13-14 mm. A similar species, M. cinnamomea, which occurs widely on the near continent and which is perhaps a more likely candidate to stray to the UK, has not occurred; neither species is prone to migration, and the origins of the British M. italica remain a mystery. Larva feeds within dead wood of Oak.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Sherborne St John12107/09/2016Adult
Sherborne St John12122/08/2015Adult
Sherborne St John12118/08/2015Adult
Hurn11119/07/2016Adult
Milford on Sea11130/06/2017Adult
Romsey11125/08/2016Adult
Romsey11117/08/2016Adult
Romsey11108/08/2014Adult
Southsea11117/08/2016Adult
Southsea11112/07/2014Adult
Totton11119/06/2017Adult
Hill Head11130/06/2017Adult
Hillier Arboretum11111/07/2014Adult
Knatchbull Close11116/07/2017Adult
Knatchbull Close11120/07/2014Adult
Over Wallop12113/08/2011Adult
Silchester12126/07/2016Adult
Spearywell11110/08/2013Adult
Ashurst11125/07/2014Adult
Ashurst11226/07/2014Adult
Romsey11104/07/2015Adult
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