Epermeniidae : Epermeniinae
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Epermenia falciformis
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Epermenia chaerophyllella
Garden Lance-wing

(Goeze, 1783)483 / 47.005

Common resident.

On a wide range of Umbelliferae with larva feeding in May/June and August/September, communally under a sticky web on the underside of a leaf, making brown blotches.

Recorded in 69 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12-13mm
Flight: all months of the year
Foodplant:   Hogweed, Wild Parsnip, Cow Parsley, Wild Angelica, Wild Carrot
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO48 -
07/09/20195VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
07/09/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -
06/09/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ40 -
04/09/2019+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
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