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Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828)

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

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

Synonym(s):

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: 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).

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