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Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, 1810
Formerly confined to south-eastern counties, but it appears to be another moth expanding it's UK range, with first records for Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire found within a day of each other in September 2021. The larvae mine the leaves of Hop Humulus lupulus, usually growing along hedgerows etc and the mines are obvious when present. There are several flies which also mine Hop, so care has to be taken with identification. Must be more widespread in Nottinghamshire. 
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Leaf mines (both upperside and underside of the leaf shown), photographed at Budby village, September 2021.
 
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cosmopterix zieglerella 
 
 
 
 
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Updated September 2021

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