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Stephensia brunnichella
Basil Dwarf

(Linnaeus, 1767)38.003/592
Norfolk status
Scarce.

Distinctive white band on the antenna.
Borders of calcareous deciduous woodland.

Leaf-mine: Sept - May and July - Aug.
Narrow gallery leading to full blotch that may cover whole leaf.

Leafmine found at Alderford Common in 2017 (S. Wright, 30/09/17) Only modern-day Norfolk record.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/11/2018+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/09/2017127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1914+28TF80 - Swaffham
1874+27TG20 - Norwich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-9mm
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Wild Basil
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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