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Depressaria daucella
Dingy Flat-body ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Depressariidae: Depressariinae
670 / 32.039
Photo © Kevin Radley Hannah Breach,  12/07/2021 - Wheatfen NR - reared from larvae found 22/06/2021

Similar Norfolk Species
Fen Flat-body
Depressaria ultimella
Wingspan: 21-25mm
Flight: September to April, overwintering.
Foodplant:   Water-dropwort (Oenanthe spp.)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Common in ditches, marshes, river-banks, water meadows and damp moorland throughout much of Britain.

Distinctive larvae feed in June/July on the flowers and seeds of Water-dropwort / Hemlock Water-dropwort (Oenanthe spp.) in a tough silken spinning.

New to Norfolk in 2021 when two larvae were found feeding on the flowers of Hemlock Water-dropwort (Oenanthe crocata) at Wheatfen 22/06/2021. The larvae were near full-grown and bred through to adult on 12/07/2021. (Kevin Radley, Hannah Breach)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/20221027TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
22/06/2021227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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