Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae
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Limnaecia phragmitella
Bulrush Cosmet

Stainton, 1851898 / 34.004
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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
11/08/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/08/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/08/2020+27TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Bulrush, Lesser Bulrush
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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