Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Rob Edmunds,  23/09/2019 - Hilgay

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Dialectica imperialella
Fen Slender

(Zeller, 1847)311 / 15.020
=Acrocercops imperialella
Norfolk status
Endangered species with modern-day records from four fenland sites in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and recently (2018) in Suffolk at Lakenheath Fen.

Adult moths are seldom seen, and are more likely to be recorded in the larval stage as mines.

New for Norfolk in 2019. Mine found on Common Comfrey at Hilgay Fen in VC28. (R. Edmunds, 23/09/19)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/09/2019128TL69 - Southery/Hilgay
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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey, Lungwort
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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