Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Oxypteryx atrella
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([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)731 / 35.081
=Two-spotted Neb
=Eulamprotes atrella

Norfolk status
Woodland and dry grassy areas.

Care should be taken when identifying this species particularly if worn. Outside the main flight period, Oxypteryx immaculatella will need to be considered and dissection may be necessary.

The obviously ochreous labial palps are one of the more useful features to aid determination.

Note: Jan 2020 name change from Eulamprotes to Oxypteryx.

Recorded in 30 (41%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Eulamprotes atrella (top) - E. immaculatella (bottom) - Bob Heckford
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
22/08/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
21/08/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
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Wingspan: 11-13 mm
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   St John's-wort.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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