4.068 .... B&F 0046
Trifurcula immundella (Zeller, 1839)
Status .....Probably quite widely distributed among stands of Broom (Cytisus scoparius), but rarely recorded in Nottinghamshire. The larvae of this tiny moth mine the stems of Broom, producing small black galleries where the egg is usually present at the top/start of the mine. The larva mines down the stem. The are currently known records from Warsop Main Pit Top and Budby South Forest.
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Early stage mines showing the egg at the start of the mine, photographed at Budby South Forest September 2022
 
 
Adult, photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top August 2015
   
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trifurcula immundella
 
 
 
 
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Updated September 2023

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