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Perittia obscurepunctella
Honeysuckle Dwarf (Stainton, 1848)
Elachistidae
590 / 38.001
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  17/05/2017 - Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 8-10mm.
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Obscurely marked species, adults are best confirmed by gen. det.
Semi-open woodland habitats.
Leaf-mine: June - Aug
Large brownish blotch mine with central reddish spot.

[MBGBI vol3 361]

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/09/2018227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/06/2018+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
03/07/2017+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
17/05/2017127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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