Bohemannia quadrimaculella

    Alt Name
    Four-spot Pigmy
    Description

    Wingspan c. 8mm. It has four yellowish spots on the forewings, giving it a fairly distinctive appearance.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Around alder.

    Life History

    The adult moth is usually encountered by beating alder (Alnus) trees, and although little is known about its lifecycle, it is presumed to feed on this foodplant, possibly in the buds or the bark of twigs.

    UK Status

    A rather scarce and local species. It has a scattered distribution across parts of England with further records from Wales and Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

    VC55 Status

    The Narborough Bog NR specimen of  28 July 2011 is the first for VC55. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    4.072 BF19

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map