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Leucospilapteryx omissella
Mugwort Slender

Stainton, 184815.021/314
Norfolk status
Waste ground and similar habitats

Recent Norfolk records.

First VC28 record of mine found at Weeting in 2013. (I. Barton / K. Rosewarne)

Leaf-mine: July, August - September
Gallery, eventually forming a blotch or blister that becomes inflated and turns yellowish, and later purple.

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.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2018+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
27/09/2018+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
01/09/2018+27TG50 - Yarmouth
27/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/08/2017+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 7-8mm
Season: Two Generations. May and Aug.
Foodplant:   Mugwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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