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Metzneria aprilella
Brilliant Neb

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)727a / 35.059
Norfolk status
Recognised as a British species in 1981.
Waste ground and grassy habitats on chalk or limestone.

Several of the Metzneria species have a similar ground colour but this is the only species with orange-red streaks. M. metzneriella can occasionally have strongly reddish brown streaks but these never have an orange tinge. GRS

First Norfolk record of single adult taken at Scole in 1987.

VC27 only [MBGBI vol4.2 p72]

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 1987.
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Metzneria aprilella, aestivella comparison
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Date#VC10k Area
July 1987127TM17 - Scole
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Wingspan: c. 17mm
Flight: May - August .
Foodplant:   Greater Knapweed
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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