Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Metzneria aestivella
Carline Seedhead Moth
Metzneria metzneriella
Knapweed Seedhead Moth
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Metzneria lappella
Burdock Seedhead Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)724 / 35.056
=Burdock Neb

Norfolk status
Fairly widespread, one of two very common Metzneria in Norfolk.

Very similar to M. metzneriella, much lighter general appearance, especially in the apical and terminal areas, genitalia dissection may be required to confirm identification.

The larvae feed on the seeds of Greater and Lesser Burdock.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
02/07/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
29/06/2024228TF83North Creake
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Wingspan: 16-20 mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Greater Burdock, Lesser Burdock
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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