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Stephensia brunnichella
Basil Dwarf

(Linnaeus, 1767)592 / 38.003

Uncommon resident on limestone outcrops.

Clinopodium vulgare with larva mining leaves in April and July, initially in a gallery mine, then making brown blotches. Pupates in a cocoon under a leaf.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and August / September
Foodplant:   Wild basil
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
04/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO59
07/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO76 -
14/04/2017+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04 -
04/04/2017+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04 -
16/07/2014+VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
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