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Trifurcula immundella
Broom Pigmy (Zeller, 1839)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
46 / 4.068
Photo © Stewart Wright,  12/03/2016 - Santon Warren

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 6-8mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Broom
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Very small, pale looking Nepticulid, with grey-white ground colour with dark-tipped scales. Yellow-orange head and white eyecaps.

Specimen netted on Broom near Lynford Water in 2013. (S. Wright, 27/07/13).

Larvae mine in bark of Broom. Autumn over winter - March and early May.

Verification Grade Comment: Egg position essential to distinguish from Leucoptera spartifoliella

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/06/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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