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Heliozela resplendella
Alder Lift (Stainton, 1851)
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Photo © Chris Lewis,  Upton Fen 14/05/2015

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Wingspan: 5-7mm.
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Alder.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Brown bronzy forewing with clearly difines triangular spot before the tornus.

Leaf-mine: June - Sept.
Forms hair-like mine from midrib of leaf, then cuts an oval case from a short broad gallery before descending to the ground to pupate.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 34 (49%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/09/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
06/09/2020127TM17 - Scole
06/09/2020127TM27 - Scole
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