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Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828)

Yellow-headed Cosmet
39.0030 (B&F: 904)

Synonym(s):
Spuleria aurifrontella (Geyer, [1832])
Spuleria aurocapitella (Bruand, 1847)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Parametriotidae
      »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Local

A resident species, decreasing and occurring singly at mv light in a few places in the East. Undetected in the West since 1905 apart from a single sighting at Walberton in 2002. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-May to late June. Larvae feed elsewhere on hawthorn twigs. (Pratt, 2011).

Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828)
Brighton, 09 v 2020
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828)
Brighton, 09 v 2020
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828)
Bexhill, 10 v 2020
Photo: Keith Hackett

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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