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Photo © Graham And Zoe Geen,  12/07/2020 - Mundford

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Dichomeris alacella
Lichen Crest
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Stenoptinea cyaneimarmorella
Barred Brown Clothes Moth

(Millière, 1854)206 / 12.008
Norfolk status

Endangered species with only a handful of records in south-eastern England. Formerly listed as extinct in the UK.

Very few old records, last noted in 1979 (MBGBI) Recent UK records listed from Essex (2006 + 2019) and Buckinghamshire (2005 - 2013) (mothdissection.co.uk)

Similar to Dichomeris alacella, but with yellow/orange head tuft.

Can be attracted to the HYL lure for Raspberry Clearwing.

New for Norfolk in 2020 at Mundford, attracted to the HYL lure (G. & Z. Geen, 12/07/2020, Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May - Sept ?
Foodplant:   lichens/rotten wood
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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