Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae
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Cosmopterix orichalcea
Marsh Cosmet

Stainton, 186134.007/896
Norfolk status
Rare.
Distinctive large triangular golden metallic spot on forewing.
Fens, wet woodland, ditches and stream banks.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/06/2018227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
12/06/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
19/07/2010+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
17/06/2005127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
17/06/2005127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Wingspan: 8-10mm
Season: May - August .
Foodplant:   Reed Canary-grass, Sweet Vernal-grass, Tall Fescue, Common Reed, millet, Holy Grass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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