Cosmopterigidae : Cosmopteriginae
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Immature stages

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Cosmopterix orichalcea
Marsh Cosmet
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Cosmopterix zieglerella
Hedge Cosmet

(Hübner, 1810)894 / 34.005

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very local species among hops. Leiston (Grey); Flixton
near Bungay (Ctw): both records before 1890.

Recent Status: Found locally across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during May, June and July and comes to light. The larvae mine leaves of Humulus. They hibernate in a cocoon in which they then pupate.

Identification: Cosmopterix species require careful examination of the pattern to separate the species. C. zieglerella has a patch, sometimes broken in the basal part of the wing and on the side of the thorax. The terminal dash is reduced to two short dashes.
The larvae mine a distinctive mine with side galleries either side of the mid-vein. More Info

Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/2021125TM36 - Peasenhall/Saxmundham
25/09/2021+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
21/09/2021+25TM03 - East Bergholt
12/09/2021+25TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
06/09/202120025TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 8.5-10.5mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Hop
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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