Gelechiidae : Anomologinae
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Oxypteryx wilkella
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(Linnaeus, 1758)733 / 35.079
=Eulamprotes wilkella
Norfolk status
Shingle beaches, sandy areas, usually on the coast.
Creamy-yellow head and three silver bands across the forewing on nominate form.
(f. tarquiniella only a single silver fascia)

Several larvae found at Winterton-on-Sea amongst the moss -
Dicranum scoparium in 2014 (B. Heckford, S. Beavan, 14/05/14)

In 2015, a pair of Microlycus was reared from a larva of Eulamprotes wilkella found in moss by R. Heckford; these specimens have
been identified as M. harcalo and are described in this document..
[Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 149–154]

[Eulamprotes wilkella (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera:
Gelechiidae): further consideration of the larva and its biology,
and of the forms of the adult. Entomologist’s Gazette 66: 1–12]

Note: Jan 2020 name change from Eulamprotes to Oxypteryx.

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2021+28TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
14/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
12/08/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
10/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 8-10 mm
Flight: Two Generations. June and Aug.
Foodplant:   Moss. (Common Mouse-ear now thought an unlikely foodplant)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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