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Hellinsia lienigianus
Mugwort Plume

(Zeller, 1852)45.040/1518
=Ovendenia lienigianus
Norfolk status
Rare.
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 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

Hellinsia carphodactyla  |  Adaina microdactyla >

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
21/07/2018128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
17/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 17-21mm.
Season: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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