Choreutidae : Choreutinae
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Tebenna micalis
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(Mann, 1857)386 / 48.005
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant from southern Europe first discovered in the early 1980s. Some years appearing in sufficient numbers to breed on the south coast of England, but apparently not able to establish itself in Britain.

Day-flying moth, visiting flowers of foodplant, and attracted to light. Larvae mine the leaves of Common Fleabane.

New for Norfolk in August 2016, seen by day at Queen's Hills, Costessey (M. Cassey, 22/08/16)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.
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Tebenna micalis, Norwich 22-08-16, Slide 1726 - J Clifton
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22/08/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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