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Enteucha acetosae
Sorrel Pigmy

(Stainton, 1854)118 / 4.001
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.

(=Johanssonia acetosae)

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2019+28TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
28/09/2019+28TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/09/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/09/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/06/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 3-4 mm.
Season: Two or Three Generations Apr-July.
Foodplant:   Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: A
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