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Bucculatrix demaryella
Birch Bent-wing (Duponchel, 1840)
Bucculatricidae
276 / 14.013
Photo © Dave Appleton,  23/06/2012 - Marsham Heath

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Wingspan: 8-9mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Birch, Hazel, Sweet Chestnut
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Open woodland, heaths, moors and bogs.

Leaf-mine: August
The inital gallery is contorted and then follows a vein, before often turning at right angles.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/10/2019128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
24/06/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
26/08/2018+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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