Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Hellinsia lienigianus
Mugwort Plume

(Zeller, 1852)45.040/1518
=Ovendenia lienigianus
Norfolk status
Coastal habitats, dry pastures and waste ground.

Larvae live mostly on mugwort forming a silken 'tent' by sewing the edges of the leaves together; several leaves can be attacked on a single plant.

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Leioptilus lienigianus, Z. Norwich, Ringland, Horning, Lynn ; very local among Artemisia"

(=Hellinsia lienigiana)

Recorded in 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2015128TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
22/08/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/06/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
September 2014+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 17-21mm.
Season: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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