Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. The Nepticulids were not extensively studied and only 21 are listed.
Recent Status: A common species in Britain but poorly recorded in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded species flying in April, May, June, August and September and comes readily to light. The larvae mine leaves of deciduous Quercus species.
Identification: The moth is unicolorous bronze brown. The head tuft ranges from dull brown to orange and the collar and scape are whitish. Genitalia dissection is required for identification. More Info The larvae create a gallery from an ovum on the underside of a leaf. The mines vary seasonally and are indistinguishable from those of S. ruficapitella without examination of the larvae or position of the ovum.. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Second brood L. If larva present, otherwise unidentifiable
Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required
Recorded in 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2000. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats