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Limnaecia phragmitella
Bulrush Cosmet Stainton, 1851
Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopteriginae
898 / 34.004
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  12/07/2016 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Bulrush, Lesser Bulrush
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Lakes, rivers, streams, Broads and ponds, wherever the foodplant found.

The larvae feed inside the seedheads of bulrush over winter. Detected by the presence of quantities of protruding down.

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/08/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
22/08/2019327TG13 - Baconsthorpe
18/08/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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