Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Jim Wheeler,  (record shot) leg. S. Wright - Lynford Water 27/07/13 (gen.det. J Wheeler)

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Trifurcula immundella
Broom Pigmy

(Zeller, 1839)4.068/46
Norfolk status
Very small, pale looking Nepticulid, with grey-white ground colour with dark-tipped scales. Yellow-orange head and white eyecaps.

Specimen netted on Broom near Lynford Water in 2013. (S. Wright, 27/07/13).

Larvae mine in bark of Broom. Autumn over winter - March and early May.

Verification Grade Comment: Egg position essential to distinguish from Leucoptera spartifoliella

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Trifurcula immundella - S. Wright - Lynford Water 27-07-13 - gen. det. (male) J. Wheeler (aedaegus not seperated)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/02/2018+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/02/2018+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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Wingspan: 6-8mm
Season: July - August
Foodplant:   Broom
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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