Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. August 2015. Gen.det.

Approx Length (c. 10mm) Wingspan (15-20mm)
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Thaumatotibia leucotreta
False Codling Moth

(Meyrick, 1913)1215 / 49.3445
=Cryptophlebia leucotreta

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: An adventive species first recorded in Suffolk in a light trap in 2015.

Life Style: The moth is unable to survive at temperatures below one centigrade. The larvae feed on a wide range of plant fruits but primarily arrive in Britain in citrus fruit grown in Africa. The larvae leave the fruit to pupate. Thrown out damaged fruit may result in adult moths.

Identification: The large bulky moth is sexually dimorphic. The larger female has reticulate hindwings. The forewings are intricately marked in subdued colours but the scalloped appearance with black marks in the terminal quarter and a rounded termen is characteristic. The male has reduced hindwings. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Adventive

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2015.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2015125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 15-20mm
Foodplant:   Citrus and other fruit
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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