The Moths of Suffolk
894 Cosmopterix zieglerella, (Hübner, 1810)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Hedgerows and other places where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

Larval foodplants : Hop (Humulus lupulus)

Records : Raydon (A Prichard, 28.ix.2002), Chelmondiston (A Prichard, 13.x.2002), Hemley (N Sherman, 21.ix.2002), Ipswich (N Sherman, 1.x.2002), Stansfield (A Prichard, 10.vii.2003), Bromeswell Green (A Prichard, 5.ix.2003), Newbourne (N Sherman, 25.viii.2003), The

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

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8.5-10.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCosmopterix schmidiella
Cosmopterix orichalcea
Cosmopterix scribaiella

Compare confusion species
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mine on Hop - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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mine on Hop - Chelmondiston, Suffolk (13.x.2007) © A Prichard
Larval mine on Hop - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard