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

    MAP KEY:

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

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