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Photo © Tim Inskipp,  Welney, 23 May 2015. Rather pale forewings due to loss of scales in glass tube

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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 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
24/03/2020128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
04/06/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/05/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
30/05/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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