Choreutidae : Choreutinae
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Immature stages

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Prochoreutis myllerana
Small Metal-mark
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Prochoreutis sehestediana
Silver-dot Metal-mark

(Fabricius, 1776)387 / 48.003

Rare local resident in marshes and wet flushes.
Flies May and July/August.
Larvae on Scutellaria galericulata and S. minor. feeding at first by mining lower leaves and then in a silken
web amongst shoots or between leaves in June and July/August.
At least two broods, maybe more in good years.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1924.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: Two Generations. May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Skullcap, Lesser Skullcap
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Prochoreutis myllerana  |  Tebenna micalis >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2013+VC37 - WorcestershireSO95 -
05/06/20131VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
06/08/20111VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
06/08/2011+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
July 2011+VC37 - WorcestershireSO95 -
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