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Enteucha acetosae
Sorrel Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)118 / 4.001
=Johanssonia acetosae
Norfolk status
Scarcer in recent years.
Smallest British moth.
Bronzy brown forewing with silver fascia and purple suffusion.

Leaf-mine: May - Oct.
Very distinctive fine gallery forming a spiral around the egg shell. The inner ring turning bright red before the larva makes an irregular gallery accross the leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/2021228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/10/2021+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/10/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/06/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/06/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Flight: Two or Three Generations Apr-July.
Foodplant:   Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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