Chrysoesthia sexguttella

    Alt Name
    Six-spot Neb

    Wingspan 8 to 10 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Disturbed and waste areas where the larval foodplants Orache, Fat-hen and Goosefoots are found.

    When to see it

    A bivoltine species, with adults on the wing in May and June, then again in August.

    Life History

    The larva is a leaf-miner, creating whitish blotches in the leaves of the foodplants Orache, Fat-hen and Goosefoots.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed throughout the British Isles, and common in some places. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    35.036 BF747

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map