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Spuleria flavicaput
Yellow-headed Cosmet

(Haworth, 1828)904 / 39.003
Norfolk status
Charcoal-grey species with a distinct yellow head and two sets of raised scale-tufts on forewings.
Adult flies in morning sunshine around branches of hawthorn.
Rests with spread wings and waving antennae.
Woodland edges, scrub and hedgerows.

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.1 p217]

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/06/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
05/06/2021128TF52 - Terrington
02/06/2021128TF52 - Terrington
20/05/2020+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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