Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Bohemannia pulverosella
Dusty Apple Pigmy

(Stainton, 1849)40 / 4.071

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. Nepticulids were not well studied only 21 species listed.

Recent Status: A number of records for Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying in April and May and coming to light. The larvae mine the leaves of Malus during June and July in a translucent brown blotch. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: The moth has an orange head tuft and white scape. The wings are covered by scales that are white with a black section near their tips giving the wings an intensely speckled appearance. Two other Suffolk recorded species, Trifurcula immundella and T. cryptella are similarly coloured so genitalia dissection is required to confirm the identity unless bred from mines. More Info

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Trifurcula squamatella  |  Bohemannia quadrimaculella >

Hollesley Suffolk. - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2020225TM39 - Outney/Shipmeadow
05/04/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
18/09/2016+26TL98 - Knettishall
10/10/2014+25TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
23/04/2014125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 6-7 mm.
Flight: April and May
Foodplant:   Apple.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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