Main: (Gelechiidae / Anomologinae)
35.059 [B&F: 0727a] Metzneria aprilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) on grassland, mainly calcareous, and waste ground throughout south-eastern England. In Hampshire the species' stronghold is on Portsdown Hill, with a small population around Leckford. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Has been confused with M. neuropterella in the past, but is generally smaller, with forewing suffused orange-vermilion, a colour not found in that species, and lacks the pale area containing a stigma at the distal end of the cell (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds within seedheads of Greater Knapweed, over-wintering in a silken chamber.

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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
Winchester11118/07/2002Adult
Chilbolton12028/12/1980Larval
Magdalen Hill Down12121/07/2015Adult
Cholderton12127/06/2009Adult
West Meon11129/05/2014Adult
West Meon11424/06/2014Adult
Monxton121510/06/2016Adult
Leckford12115/07/2002Adult
Martin Down8220/06/2015Adult
Martin Down NNR8127/06/2009Adult
Old Burghclere12126/06/2013Adult
Old Burghclere12109/07/2010Adult
Portsdown11029/01/1997Larval
Portsdown11010/01/1981Larval
Portsdown11004/03/1990Larval
Portsdown11029/01/1997Larval
Portsdown11003/04/1989Not recorded
Portsdown11029/01/1997Larval
Sparsholt1111992Adult
Sparsholt1111992Adult
Weston Colley12126/06/2012Adult
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