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Acrolepiopsis assectella
Leek Moth (Zeller, 1839)
Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae
473 / 19.011
Photo © Brian Jones,  Gt. Yarmouth 24/4/2010

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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Season: October to May, June to July
Foodplant:   Onion, leek or garlic
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Mostly coatal areas but can be found inland.
Potential to be a pest, but is rather scarce and local in UK.

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1944.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
05/09/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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