Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae

0473 (ABH19.011) Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella, (Zeller, 1839)

KR01565

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates in a loose silken mesh on or near to the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Foodplant(s): Onion (Allium cepa), Leek (Allium ampeloprasum), Garlic (Allium sativum), Chive (Allium schoenoprasum)
Flying: Two generations, June-July and October-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Proposed Red Data Book

Habitat

Mostly coastal areas but can be found inland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 9 (3.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 March to 04 November

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 Photo © David Griffiths

Proposed Red Data Book

Adult: