Cosmopterigidae: Chrysopeleiinae

0909 (ABH34.013) Sorhagenia lophyrella, (Douglas, 1846)



General Information

The three species of Sorhagenia which occur in the UK can only be distinguished by genital dissection.

Wingspan: 8-11mm
Foodplant(s): Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status: Nationally Scarce A


Chalk and limestone areas and fens.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in

Similar Species

Nationally Scarce A