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Hellinsia lienigianus
Mugwort Plume

(Zeller, 1852)1518 / 45.040
=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 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
22/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/06/2020128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
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Wingspan: 17-21mm.
Flight: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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