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Cosmopterix zieglerella
Hedge Cosmet (Hübner, 1810)
Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopteriginae
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Photo © Christine Stean,  Bowthorpe 02/07/2020

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Marsh Cosmet
Cosmopterix orichalcea
Wingspan: 8.5-10.5mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Hop
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
A very local species among hops growing in hedges etc.

Larvae form irregular gallery mine, branching into blotch.

Recorded in 29 (39%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2021+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
03/10/2021227TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
25/09/2021328TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
16/09/2021+28TF64 - Hunstanton
12/09/2021+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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