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Immature stages

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Bucculatrix nigricomella
Daisy Bent-wing
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Bucculatrix maritima
Saltern Bent-wing

Stainton, 185114.003/267
Norfolk status
Common wherever foodplant grows on coastal saltmarshes.
Flies in late afternoon sunshine but also occasionally comes to light.

Leaf-mine: April - May; July - August.
Narrow gallery, subsequently one or more shorter mines or windows.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2018228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/07/2018128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
07/07/2018+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/07/2017+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
17/06/2017328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Season: Two Generations. Jun and Aug.
Foodplant:   Sea-aster
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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