Gelechiidae : Dichomeridinae
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Helcystogramma rufescens
Orange Crest
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Acompsia cinerella
Ash-coloured Crest

(Clerck, 1759)35.026/855
Norfolk status
Very similar to Helcystogramma rufescens but appears less ochreous lacking the veining within the forewings; paler in overall colouration . We suspect mis-identification with some records.

Care is required.

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

Dichomeris alacella  |  Acompsia schmidtiellus >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
24/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/07/2018828TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
22/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 16-19mm
Season: June-July
Foodplant:   mosses
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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