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Incurvaria masculella
Feathered Leaf-cutter ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Incurvariidae: Incurvariinae
130 / 8.002
Photo © Matthew Casey,  13/05/2016 - Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Pale Feathered Leaf-cutter
Incurvaria pectinea
Common Leaf-cutter
Incurvaria oehlmanniella
Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Season: April - June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, roses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Very similar to Incurvaria pectinea.

Males of this species and the similar I. pectinea both have comb-like or 'pectinate' antennae, a feature unusual amongst the micros.

This species tends to show more contrasting features, often with a purple metallic sheen.

Leaf-mine: May and June.
Very similar mines to I. pectinea (see previous species)

Recorded in 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
11/05/2019127TG12 - Aylsham
09/05/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/05/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
02/05/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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