Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae
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Photo © James Lowen,  caught by Dave Andrews at Hellesdon, 30 Oct 2020

Immature stages

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Cosmopterix lienigiella
Fen Cosmet
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Cosmopterix pulchrimella
Pellitory Cosmet

Chambers, 1875896b / 34.009
Norfolk status

First recorded in Britain at Walditch, Dorset on 13 October 2001 and has now rapidly colonised southern England.

Similar to other Cosmopterix species but showing four dashes in the basal area of wing.

New for Norfolk in 2020, recorded in VC27 at Hellesdon (D. Andrews) and VC28 at Ingoldesthorpe (R. Roche) on 30th October.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2021+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
30/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 9mm
Flight: Possibly two generations between June and November
Foodplant:   Pellitory
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (2)
 Immature Adult

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