19.011 .... B&F 0473
Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)  
Status .....A moth with a strange UK distribution, being largely restricted to southern and south-eastern coastal areas, although it has been recorded inland. Other than two specimens trapped by Phil Cadman in his Worksop garden in late July 2019, the only other reported records are from Broadholme in the very east of Nottinghamshire (Gray, M. 2014) and from Cordwood (Carlyle, R. 2019) when larvae were present in such numbers, they caused severe damage to growing Leeks.
Photographed at Worksop, July 2019
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Acrolepiopsis assectella  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Phil Cadman. Tom Shields.

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Updated December 2022

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