Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Tangham Forest, Suffolk

Immature stages

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Cosmopterix orichalcea
Marsh Cosmet
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Cosmopterix zieglerella
Hedge Cosmet

(Hübner, 1810)894 / 34.005

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very local species among hops. Leiston (Grey); Flixton
near Bungay (Ctw): both records before 1890.

Recent Status: Found locally across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during May, June and July and comes to light. The larvae mine leaves of Humulus. They hibernate in a cocoon in which they then pupate.

Identification: Cosmopterix species require careful examination of the pattern to separate the species. C. zieglerella has a patch, sometimes broken in the basal part of the wing and on the side of the thorax. The terminal dash is reduced to two short dashes.
The larvae mine a distinctive mine with side galleries either side of the mid-vein. More Info

Recorded in 20 (34%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2020226TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
23/08/2020326TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
03/09/20192025TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
20/08/2019+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
17/08/2019+25TM59 - Lowestoft
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Wingspan: 8.5-10.5mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Hop
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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