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Bucculatrix bechsteinella (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805)

Hawthorn Bent-wing
14.0120 (B&F: 275)

Bucculatrix crataegi (Zeller, 1839)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gracillarioidea
    »Family: Bucculatricidae
      »Subfamily: Teichobiinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


A resident species with all stages usually occurring singly in a very few places in the West, although larvae are sometimes common on Thorney Island. Presumed extinct in the East since its last listing in 1905. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late June. Larvae feed on hawthorn and wild service. (Pratt, 2011)

Bucculatrix bechsteinella (Bechstein & Scharfenberg, 1805)
Friston Forest, 29 iv 2019
Photo: Tim Wilton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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