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Perittia obscurepunctella
Honeysuckle Dwarf

(Stainton, 1848)590 / 38.001

Uncommon local resident, mostly in ancient woodland.

Lonicera periclymenum with larva mining a leaf from June to August, making a pale brown inflated blotch with a reddish-brown central spot. Pupates in cocoon on bark and flies in afternoon sunshine.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 26 (19%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: April / May
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Fly Honeysuckle, Snowberry.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO79 -
29/06/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ51 -
26/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ62 -
01/04/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
30/03/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
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