Gelechiidae : Apatetrinae
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Immature stages

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Chrysoesthia drurella
Flame Crest

(Fabricius, 1775)35.035/746
Norfolk status
Open ground and wasteland, arable land with root crops.

Leaf-mine: July - August, September
highly-contorted gallery with scattered greenish or blackish frass

Recorded in 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2018+27TG50 - Yarmouth
31/08/2018+28TF80 - Swaffham
07/08/2018127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
31/07/2018127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
23/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 8-9 mm
Season: Two generations May-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Orache, goosefoot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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