Main: (Gelechiidae / Apatetrinae)
35.035 [B&F: 0746] Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775)

 

Notes: Local on waste ground, farmland and other open areas throughout much of England, north to Yorkshire, northern Wales, and central Scotland, where it is rare. In Hampshire there are few records of this species, the only recent ones being in the south of the county, at West Park (Rockbourne), Gosport and Fareham; formerly known from Emer Bog and Southsea in the south and Leckford in the north, where the larvae could be found in some quantity. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-9 mm. The orange and lead-grey imago is seldom encountered, and the species is more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when larvae may be obtained by sweeping the foodplant. Larva mines leaves of Goosefoot and Orache, over-wintering in a cocoon.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Freshwater10108/06/2014Adult
Alver Valley NR, Gosport11017/09/2002Larval
Chandler's Ford1101999Adult
East Worldham1212005Adult
Portsmouth11016/09/1982Mine
Fareham11107/2006Adult
Leckford1201982Larval
Leckford12127/08/2016Adult
Martyr Worthy1201970Larval
Martyr Worthy12010/1969Larval
Hurn11125/08/2010Adult
North Baddesley11020/09/1981Larval
Pamber Forest 12126/05/2009Adult
West Park, Lower Breach Copse8107/06/2002Adult
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