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Aphomia sociella
Bee Moth
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Lamoria zelleri
Twin-spot Honey Moth

(Joannis, 1932)62.002/1429
=Aphomia zelleri
=Melissoblaptes zelleri
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Extremely local at coastal sandhills.
Can be confused with worn examples of Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) by the untrained eye.

First Norfolk records - Holme in 1996 (K. McCabe, 14/07/96), Filby in 2008 (D. Hipperson, 15/07/08) and Yarmouth in 2010 (I. Mills, 09/07/10) and in 2012 (B. Jones, 09/08/12).

A few records in recent years.

(note several scientific name changes over the years!)

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2018128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
17/06/20173027TG50 - Yarmouth
15/06/2017127TG50 - Yarmouth
26/07/20164627TG50 - Yarmouth
14/08/2015227TG50 - Yarmouth
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Wingspan: 20-37 mm.
Season: June to August
Foodplant:   Coastal Mosses.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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