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

(Clerck, 1759)855 / 35.026
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 17 (23%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Dichomeris alacella  |  Acompsia schmidtiellus >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
24/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/08/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
07/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 16-19mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   mosses
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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