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Chrysoesthia sexguttella (Thunberg, 1794)

(Six-spot Neb)
35.0360 (B&F: 747)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
  »Family: Gelechiidae
   »Subfamily: Apatetrinae
    »Tribe: Hypercalliini


Chrysoesthia aurofasciella (Stephens, 1834)
Chrysoesthia naeviferella (Duponchel, [1843])
Chrysoesthia stipella sensu Hübner, 1796 nec (Linnaeus, 1758)

Chrysoesthia knockella sensu Haworth, 1828 nec (Fabricius, 1794)
Chrysoesthia miscella sensu Haworth, 1828 nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

Although reported in 1860 on the downs at Brighton, the only recent adult was recorded at Bosham Hoe in May 1995 and small numbers of larvae and mines detected in spear-leaved orache at Church Norton in early October 1996, at Sidlesham late July 2004 and at Hurst Green early August 2004. It is a double-brooded species elsewhere, flying during May and June and again in August. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution map for Chrysoesthia sexguttella

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Phenology chart for Chrysoesthia sexguttella

Phenology: Adult | Mine

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