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Bucculatrix frangutella
Buckthorn Bent-wing (Goeze, 1783)
Bucculatricidae
270 / 14.006
Photo © Mick Saunt,  Cranwich 18/06/2019

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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Reasonably common in the Brecks.

Leaf-mine: August and September.
Distinctive, violet or purple spiral mines.

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2020127TM08 - Banham/Lopham
22/08/2020128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
22/08/2020+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
26/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/10/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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