The Moths of Suffolk
48 Trifurcula cryptella, (Stainton, 1856)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus uliginosus), mining the leaves

Records : Recorded from East Suffolk

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTrifurcula subnitidella
Trifurcula eurema
    Leaf-mineTrifurcula eurema

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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