Lyonetiidae: Cemiostominae

0256 (ABH21.005) Leucoptera spartifoliella, (Hübner, [1813])

KR01611

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

The larvae feed under the bark of twigs of broom. The white pupal cocoons are easy to spot in late spring.


Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant(s): Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2006

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 July to 02 July

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