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Parectopa ononidis
Clover Slender (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Ian Davis,  Acle 14/08/2021

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Red Clover, White Clover
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Rare and local species, preferring coastland and chalk downland.

First record this Century and a New VC28 record of an adult at Dersingham in Sept 2010 (R. Jones, det. J. Clifton)

Old record of specimen bred from Caister dated 1883. (In the Stephens collection at the NHM)

Leaf-mine: July and Sept+ gallery on the underside of a leaf later becomes a blotch on the upperside.

[MBGBI vol2 p276]

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
13/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/09/2010128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
1883127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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