01565 Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella, (Zeller, 1839)

BF0473 (ABH19.011)


General Information

Pupates in a loose silken mesh on or near to the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Foodplant(s): Onion (Allium cepa), Leek (Allium ampeloprasum), Garlic (Allium sativum), Chive (Allium schoenoprasum)
Flying: Two generations, June-July and October-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Mostly coastal areas but can be found inland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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