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Bedellia somnulentella
Bindweed Bent-wing

(Zeller, 1847)264 / 24.001
Norfolk status
Widespread in southern Britain, but it is subject to huge fluctuations in numbers.

The distinctive larva feeds on bindweeds (Calystegia and Convolvulus spp.) and Morning glory (Ipomoea) in July- August and in September. At first it makes a narrow gallery lined with frass, but subsequently it makes a series of large translucent yellowish brown blotch mines from which all frass is ejected. It also constructs under the leaf an 'aerial' network of silk threads in which it moves around and rests clear of the leaf surface when not feeding.UKmoths

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/11/2018327TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
03/11/2018+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
19/10/2018+28TL69 - Southery/Hilgay
15/10/2018127TG33 - Bacton
10/10/2018+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: Two generation Aug. Oct-May.
Foodplant:   Field Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Morning Glory
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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