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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Daytime sighting. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. April 2021.

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Perittia obscurepunctella
Honeysuckle Dwarf

(Stainton, 1848)590 / 38.001

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Blotches honeysuckle-leaves; probably frequent. Noticed at only Copdock by Lord Walsingham, about 1885.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk and Britain.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day and occasionally coming to light from March to May. The larvae create inflated blotches on Lonicera that have a central reddish brown patch. They pupate in a cocoon attached to the bark of the foodplant over winter.

Identification: A dull Elachistidae that is marked with blotches rather than fascia that is easily identified and confirmed by genitalia dissection. More Info

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/03/2021126TM04 - Hadleigh
22/07/2013125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/04/2013125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
1885+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-10mm.
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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