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Metzneria aprilella
Brilliant Neb (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)
Gelechiidae: Anomologinae
727a / 35.059
Photo © Dave Hipperson,  Scole, July 1987. leg Mike Hall.

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: c. 17mm
Flight: May - August .
Foodplant:   Greater Knapweed
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Recognised as a British species in 1981.
Waste ground and grassy habitats on chalk or limestone.

Several of the Metzneria species have a similar ground colour but this is the only species with orange-red streaks. M. metzneriella can occasionally have strongly reddish brown streaks but these never have an orange tinge. GRS

First Norfolk record of single adult taken at Scole in 1987.


VC27 only [MBGBI vol4.2 p72]

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 1987.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
July 1987127TM17 - Scole
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