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Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)

Leek Moth
19.0110 (B&F: 473)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Glyphipterigidae
      »Subfamily: Acrolepiinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


Proposed RDB Class 3 species, resident and suspected immigrant. In the West usually occurs singly in domestic gardens, occasionally sparingly at mv light, although overall it is scarce away from the Walberton area. In danger of extinction in the East where it has gone undetected since 1979. Double-brooded, flying from early June to early July and again more numerously from late August to mid-October. Larvae feed on the seed heads of leek and onion. (Pratt, 2011)

Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)
Crowborough, 01 viii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)
Lindfield, 04 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)
Found on potted thyme bought from the Orchard
Redcoat Orchard, Catsfield, 27 i 2014
Photo: Anne Carey

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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