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Aproaerema polychromella
African Sober (Rebel, 1902)
Gelechiidae: Anacampsinae
850 / 35.009
Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham 19/12/15 - New for Norfolk

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 7-10mm
Season: May - June ?
Foodplant:   Unknown ?
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Migrant.
Until recently, only a handful of UK records from the south and south-west, mostly in May and June.

The adult moth is rather distinctive, and does not have any real confusion species in Britain.
(A. captivella is similar, tends to have a whiter head, and stripe across wings is narrower with parallel edges. Both species can be variable, so caution advised)

Unusual influx throughout the UK in December 2015.

New for Norfolk at Great Ellingham in December 2015 (C. Knott, 19/12/15)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2015.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/12/2015128TM09 - Attleborough
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