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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. June 2010.

Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (12-15mm.)
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Neosphaleroptera nubilana
Deep Brown Shade

(Hübner, 1799)1027 / 49.042

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June, July and August. The moth flies by day but will come to light. The larvae feed from spun shoots on Crataegus, Prunus and Malus. The larvae hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A dull fuscous species with dark brown mottling. Markings, if evident, are a darker basal fascia, broad median band and across the apex to the tornus. The palps are very short. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Adoxophyes orana  |  Tortricodes alternella >

Snape Suffolk - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/07/2018125TM59 - Lowestoft
19/06/2018+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
23/06/2010125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
30/06/2005125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-15mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   hawthorns, cherries and blackthorn.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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