The Moths of Suffolk
265 Bucculatrix cristatella, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Records scarce but probably overlooked

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June and August

Larval foodplants : Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Records : Thetford (A Prichard, 17.v.2005), Minsmere (J R Langmaid & J Higgott, 18.vii.2006; R Harvey & J Higgott, 28.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered by Dr. Whittingham south of Thetford 1932.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineBucculatrix humiliella

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval cocoon on Yarrow - Barnhamcross Common, Thetford, Suffolk (17.iv.2005) © A Prichard
Larva on Yarrow - Barnhamcross Common, Thetford, Suffolk (17.iv.2005) © A Prichard