Choreutidae : Choreutinae
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Prochoreutis myllerana
Small Metal-mark
Anthophila fabriciana
Common Nettle-tap
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Prochoreutis sehestediana
Silver-dot Metal-mark

(Fabricius, 1776)387 / 48.003

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A few on skull-cap in Blundeston marshes during early August 1936 (Morley). Abounds in Norfolk broads.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk. The records provided by Morley cannot be reliably placed as either P. myllerana or P. sehestediana as the species were not separated at that time.

Life Style: The moth is double or more brooded and has been recorded from May to August. The larvae feed on Scutellaria galericulata and S. minor, possibly also on Lamium species. They initially mine a leaf near the base before feeding from spun together leaves or shoots. They pupate in a thick white cocoon 10 mm long in the larval habitation.

Identification: Prochoreutis myllerana and P. sehestediana are very similar and have been confused and treated as a single species in the past. The peppered white patch is more extensive on P. sehestediana. The white spots are larger and more rounded in P. myllerana. The white spots, at around three quarters, on the wing of P. sehestediana, tends to a form fascia. P. sehestediana shows a slightly paler band beyond the fascia where-as the wing of P. myllerana shows no evident banding. The head and wingbase of P. sehestediana will usually be paler too, The apex is more acute in P. sehestediana. . More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2009.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2009125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
02/08/2003125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: Two Generations. May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Skullcap, Lesser Skullcap
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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