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Trifurcula squamatella
Stainton, 1849
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
46a / 4.070
Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk Gen det

Similar Suffolk Species: None
Wingspan: 9 -13mm
Flight: Late summer
Foodplant:   Thought to mine bark of Broom.
Nat Status: Suffolk only
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The species is rare in Britain and is currently only recorded from Ipswich to the coast.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying during August and early September. The larvae are believed to mine the green bark of Cytisus and may also use Genista aetnensis.

Identification: This is a large pale species of Nepticulidae at 9 to 13mm wingspan which generally allows identification on sight. The female is larger than the male. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/09/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/09/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
09/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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