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Tebenna micalis
Vagrant Metal-mark (Mann, 1857)
Choreutidae: Choreutinae
386 / 48.005
Photo © Matthew Casey,  Costessey - Aug 2016

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Anthophila fabriciana
Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant from southern Europe first discovered in the early 1980s. Some years appearing in sufficient numbers to breed on the south coast of England, but apparently not able to establish itself in Britain.

Day-flying moth, visiting flowers of foodplant, and attracted to light. Larvae mine the leaves of Common Fleabane.

New for Norfolk in August 2016, seen by day at Queen's Hills, Costessey (M. Cassey, 22/08/16)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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