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Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)

Sorrel Pigmy
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Nepticuloidea
    »Family: Nepticulidae
      »Subfamily: Nepticulinae
        »Tribe: Nepticulini

Nationally Scarce A

A Nationally Scarce A moth (Davis, 2012). The earliest Sussex records, in both vice-counties, were made by W.H.B.Fletcher during the final two decades of the 19th century. The species was found to be locally abundant on the Downs near Worthing at Cissbury, on the race-course hills near Brighton at Newmarket and also along sandy lanes near Pulborough at Hurston Warren. The only later record, presumably of larvae, was made in the Lewes district in 1975. The larvae feed on sheep's sorrel and common sorrel elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)
Moulsecoomb Train Station, 07 vii 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)
larva and mine on Sheep's Sorrel
Hampshire, 17 ix 2011
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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