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Parectopa ononidis
Clover Slender

(Zeller, 1839)299 / 15.001

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk that is now recorded on both vice counties.

Life Style: A double or triple brooded species that has been captured from May to August. The larvae feed on Trifolium and Ononis leaves. They pupate on the foodplant.

Identification: The moth is small but distinctively marked with oblique silver, black edged stria on a dark brown wing. The silver marks are placed alternately four on the costa and on the dorsum with a terminal spot. They may occasionally join alternate marks to form complete fasciae. The larvae initially form a sinuous mine on the underside of a leaf before moving to the upper side of a mid-vein from where they mine branches from their resting position. The blotch is usually brown. They pupate in a white silken cocoon on the surface of a leaf. More Info

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/07/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/08/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/07/2016126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
24/07/2016126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Red Clover, White Clover
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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