Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae
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Cosmopterix pulchrimella

Chambers, 1875896b / 34.009

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A single Suffolk record during October 2017. It was thought to be an immigrant.

Life Style: Thought to be double brooded. It flies by day and night and comes to light between May and November. The larvae mine leaves of Parietaria judaica. They hibernate and pupate in a cocoon.

Identification: Cosmopterix species need careful examination of the pattern to separate the species. This is a small species with four dashes in the basal area and a break in the terminal streak. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
23/10/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 9 mm
Foodplant:   Pellitory
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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