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Enteucha acetosae
Sorrel Pigmy (Stainton, 1854)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Keith Kerr,  28/09/2019 - Litcham Common

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Flight: Two or Three Generations Apr-July.
Foodplant:   Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Scarcer in recent years.
Smallest British moth.
Bronzy brown forewing with silver fascia and purple suffusion.

Leaf-mine: May - Oct.
Very distinctive fine gallery forming a spiral around the egg shell. The inner ring turning bright red before the larva makes an irregular gallery accross the leaf.

(=Johanssonia acetosae)

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2020228TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
21/06/2020228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/06/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/05/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/10/2019+28TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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