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Tinagma ocnerostomella
Speckled Bugloss Moth

(Stainton, 1850)398 / 26.001
=Bugloss Spear-wing

Norfolk status
Found where foodplant occurs in dry open areas in south and south-east England, from Devon to Lincolnshire.

Adults netted at dusk flying about Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) at Weeting in 2013 (I. Barton, K. Rosewarne, 25/06/13) and Cranwich Heath (S. Wright 30/06/13)

Leaf-mine: The larvae feed within stems of Viper's Bugloss, over-wintering in a cocoon.

First VC27 record of larval frass found in stems of Viper's Bugloss at Aldeby in 2013. (T. Prichard, 11/06/13)

VC28 records [MBGBI vol2]

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/01/2024328TL88Two Mile Bottom / Jubilee Wood
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Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Viper's Bugloss
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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