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Cream-bordered Green Pea
Earias clorana (Linnaeus, 1761)
Nolidae: Chloephorinae
2418 / 74.011
Photo © Paul Bryant,  Woolpit, Suffolk

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Sallows and willows.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: In broad marshes; rare. Taken at Ipswich by Garrett, and at Beccles by Canon Cruttwell (ante 1890). One on long-leaved willow leaf in fens at Kenny Hill in Mildenhall on 6 July 1920 (Mly).

Recent Suffolk status: Locally common and widespread.

Life history: A single generation in the summer.

Identification Confusion can arise with the Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana, but that is much smaller and rests with wings held flat.

Habitat: Marshes, fens and other wetland areas.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1920.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
03/06/2024125TM38Bungay/Rumburgh
03/06/2024125TM28Mendham
21/08/2023125TM13Brantham/Holbrook
13/08/2023125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/08/2023125TM59Lowestoft
11/08/2023126TL88Thetford
11/08/2023125TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
04/08/2023326TL87Barnham/West Stow
01/08/2023+25TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
27/07/2023125TM46Minsmere/Leiston
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