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Incurvaria masculella
Feathered Leaf-cutter ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Incurvariidae: Incurvariinae
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Photo © Peter Tilley,  Female, Holme 04/05/09

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Similar Norfolk Species
Pale Feathered Leaf-cutter
Incurvaria pectinea
Common Leaf-cutter
Incurvaria oehlmanniella
Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Flight: April - June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, roses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
15/05/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
09/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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