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Semioscopis steinkellneriana
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Semioscopis avellanella

(Hübner, 1793)666 / 32.001

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded and flying from March to May this species comes to light. The larvae feed on Betula, Carpinus and Tillia cordata. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: A strikingly marked moth. It is distinguished from the similar S. steinkellneriana by the black wing streak starting at the wing base. The streak is often bifid terminally and narrower than the one of S. steinkellneriana.
The larvae feed from a tightly rolled leaf edge open at both ends. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2005.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/04/2005225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
04/04/1999+26TL98 - Knettishall
01/01/1987 to 31/12/1989+26TL88 - Thetford
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Wingspan: 20-26 mm
Flight: March and April
Foodplant:   small-leaved lime, birch, hornbeam
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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