Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very resplendent and local species through the southern half of England in late June ; ' Suffolk' is one of the counties it patronises (Meyrick).
Recent Status: There are no recent records for Suffolk. The species is found in Norfolk Broadland.
Life Style: A single brooded fenland species that flies between May and August. The larvae mine a variety of Gramineae, including Phragmites, Phalaris, Anthoxanthum, Schedonorus, Milium and Hierochloe. They hibernate away from the mine and pupate in the year following oviposition.
Identification:Cosmopterix species require careful examination of the patterning to separate the species. The large basal patch is the key to this species. The larvae mine long narrow galleries and may move between plants. More Info
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2021. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats