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Prochoreutis myllerana
Small Metal-mark (Fabricius, 1794)
Choreutidae: Choreutinae
388 / 48.002
Photo © Mick ACourt,  26/07/2017 - Gen. Det. Male. Mick ACourt

Similar Norfolk Species
Silver-dot Metal-mark
Prochoreutis sehestediana
Common Nettle-tap
Anthophila fabriciana
Wingspan: 10-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Skullcap, Lesser Skullcap
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Rare, uncertain.
Day-flying. Similar to P. sehestediana, subtle differences separate the two species and include the area of white dusting, which extends only half way across the forewing, and white spots on forewing on average larger and more rounded. Also shows no pale fascia beyond the post-median line of silvery spots in P. myllerana.

Old records are uncertain as confusion with previous species (P. sehestediana), species split in 1936.

Confirmed specimen from a colony at Repps-with-Bastwick and Hoveton in 2013 (S. Wright)

Unconfirmed records in MBGBI vol2.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo. Some specimens may require Gen Det confirmation

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
05/08/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
26/07/2017127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
06/08/2015127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
18/05/2014327TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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