Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Oxypteryx atrella
Two-spotted Neb

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)731 / 35.081
=Eulamprotes atrella
Norfolk status
Woodland and dry grassy areas.

Care should be taken when identifying this species particularly if worn. Outside the main flight period, Oxypteryx immaculatella will need to be considered and dissection may be necessary.

The obviously ochreous labial palps are one of the more useful features to aid determination.

Note: Jan 2020 name change from Eulamprotes to Oxypteryx.

Recorded in 30 (41%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Eulamprotes atrella (top) - E. immaculatella (bottom) - Bob Heckford
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2022128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
01/08/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
29/07/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
28/07/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
27/07/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 11-13 mm
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   St John's-wort.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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