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Prochoreutis sehestediana
Silver-dot Metal-mark (Fabricius, 1776)
Choreutidae: Choreutinae
387 / 48.003
Photo © Rob Coleman,  Wheatfen, July 2011

Similar Norfolk Species
Small Metal-mark
Prochoreutis myllerana
Common Nettle-tap
Anthophila fabriciana
Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: Two Generations. May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Skullcap, Lesser Skullcap
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Flies during the daytime.
Separated from P. myllerana in 1936. Subtle differences separate the two species and include the area of white/silver dusting, which extends more than half way across the forewing and pale fascia beyond the postmedian line and silvery dusting in P. sehestediana.

Old records are uncertain as confusion with P. myllerana, species split in 1936.

Verification Grade Comment: Some specimens may require Gen Det confirmation

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/07/2020127TG22 - Buxton
26/08/2019228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
27/08/2015127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
2006+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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