Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Photo © Chris Lewis,  Snettisham 05/07/2013 - Gen. Det. Male.

Immature stages

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Metzneria aestivella
Carline Seedhead Moth

(Zeller, 1839)725 / 35.055
=Carline Neb

Norfolk status
Open grassland, especially on chalk and limestone.

First Norfolk record of single adult reared from larva found on Carline Thistle heads at Holkham in 1994.

Recent records from Snettisham.

VC28 only [MBGBI vol4.2 p69]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/09/2021+28TF74Holme NNR
09/09/2019+28TF74Holme NNR
12/06/2014128TF63Snettisham NNR
05/07/2013128TF63Snettisham NNR
16/07/2008128TF74Holme NNR
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Wingspan: c.14 mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Carline Thistle.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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