Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed. The Nepticulids were not extensively studied and only 21 are listed.
Recent Status: Rarely recorded in Suffolk. Possibly under-recorded.
Life Style: The species is double, possibly triple brooded. The larvae mine leaves of Rumex acetosella and R. acetosae. The larvae pupate in a cocoon on the ground where they over-winter.
Identification: Our tiniest of British moths has few records in Suffolk. The moth is a shiny deep fuscous with a pale golden fascia, white scape and brown head tuft. The larvae make distinctive mines creating a spiral gallery often turning that part of the leaf bright red. There may be more than one per leaf. More Info
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2002. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats