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Acompsia schmidtiellus
Marjoram Crest

(Heyden, 1848)861 / 35.027

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not Listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in the UK and Suffolk.

Life Style: The species is single brooded flying during June, July and August and comes to light.
The larva feeds on Origanum vulgare during spring and early summer. It hides in a rolled or folded leaf emerging to feed at night. It pupates in the larval habitation or on the ground in a loose cocoon

Identification: The moth has a triangular shape at rest and is somewhat broader than A. cinerella. It has large labial palps with a prominent forward pointing tuft. The forewings are a bright two tone shade of ochre with the paler shade showing a sub-terminal fascia edged by the darker shade There is a prominent dark spot above the dorsum at one third. There may be a small one centrally at this point and usually a small one centrally in the disc.
The larva is strikingly marked the head and the second and third segments are dark the first segment paler. The remainder of the body is longitudinally striped More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2018125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Wingspan: 15-17mm
Flight: June-August
Foodplant:   Marjoram
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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