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Metzneria aestivella
Carline Neb (Zeller, 1839)
Gelechiidae: Anomologinae
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Photo © James Symonds,  09/09/2019 - NWT Holme Dunes

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Metzneria metzneriella
Wingspan: c.14 mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Carline Thistle.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Open grassland, especially on chalk and limestone.

First Norfolk record of single adult reared from larva found on Carline Thistle heads at Holkham in 1994.

Recent records from Snettisham.

VC28 only [MBGBI vol4.2 p69]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2021+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
09/09/2019+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
12/06/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/07/2013128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/07/2008128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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