Incurvariidae : Incurvariinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Incurvaria pectinea
Pale Feathered Cutter
Incurvaria oehlmanniella
Purple-tinged Cutter
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Incurvaria masculella
Feathered Cutter

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)130 / 8.002
=Feathered Leaf-cutter*

Norfolk status
Very similar to Incurvaria pectinea.

Males of this species and the similar I. pectinea both have comb-like or 'pectinate' antennae, a feature unusual amongst the micros.

This species tends to show more contrasting features, often with a purple metallic sheen.

Female could be confused with I. oehlmanniella but yellow marking on costa (if present) is closer to head than adjacent tornal spot.

Leaf-mine: May and June.
Very similar mines to I. pectinea (see previous species)

Recorded in 56 (76%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/06/2024+28TL99Great Hockham
14/05/2024128TF74Holme NNR
06/05/2024127TG12Buxton Heath / Marsham
05/05/2024127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
04/05/2024428TL99Thompson Water
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Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Flight: April - June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, roses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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