Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm.)
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Crocidosema plebejana
Southern Bell

(Zeller, 1847)1157 / 49.261

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A regular immigrant species. It is possible it may breed in Suffolk.

Life Style: This is a multi-brooded species that comes to light and can be found at any time during the year. The larvae feed on the seeds of Malva arborea and Alcea rosea. They pupate away from the larval habitation.

Identification: A distinctively marked Olethreutinae with a short forward pointing tuft on the head.

Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2021+25TM16 - Thorndon/Debenham
25/11/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
21/11/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
21/11/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
17/11/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: July to Oct
Foodplant:   Tree-mallow, marsh-mallows (seeds)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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