Hadroplontus litura


Length about 3 mm.

Identification difficulty

Grassy areas where the foodplant Creeping Thistle grows.

When to see it

Peak time is probably around July and August.

Life History

The larvae mine the rosettes of Creeping Thistle, later feeding in the stems.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 14 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map