Main: (Depressariidae / Depressariinae)
32.046 [B&F: 0681] Depressaria olerella Zeller, 1854

 

Notes: Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in dry grassland, heathland and dry sandy areas, with a disjunct distribution in three locations: at Woolmer Forest in Hampshire, along the north-western edge of the Cairngorms at Rothiemurchus in north-east Scotland, and in the Breckland district of Norfolk. The population in Hampshire is centred on Woolmer Forest where the moth has been recorded sparingly for over 100 years. A single record from the New Forest in 1968 is the only record from south Hampshire; also recorded from Selborne in 1993. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Similar to D. albipunctella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Yarrow, living between leaves spun together with silk.

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Phenology - Adult 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
Godshill, IoW1001986Adult
Longmoor12015/06/1986Larval
Longmoor12007/1986Adult
Longmoor12003/07/1980Larval
Minstead11028/03/1968Adult
Selborne1201993Adult
Woolmer Forest1201923Adult
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