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Limnaecia phragmitella
Bulrush Cosmet Stainton, 1851
Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopteriginae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  18/07/2017 - Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Bulrush, Lesser Bulrush
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Lakes, rivers, streams, Broads and ponds, wherever the foodplant found.

The larvae feed inside the seedheads of bulrush over winter. Detected by the presence of quantities of protruding down.

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/09/2020+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
27/08/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
20/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/08/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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