Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 31 July 2019

Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14-18 mm.)
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Lathronympha strigana
Red Piercer

(Fabricius, 1775)1219 / 49.345

Morley’s Final Catalogue: In profusion everywhere about St. John-wort near Ipswich in June and August (Mly); Tuddenham (Wrn).

Recent Status: Fairly common in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that flies by day and occasionally comes to light from May to September. The larvae feed in spun terminal shoots or flowers of Hypericum, Chamerion angustifolium and Lotus corniculatus. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: A moth with long wings in a shade of cream, orange or brown. Orange scales predominate on most forms. There are black streaks in the ocellus, pale costal strigulae and plumbeous striae from the strigulae and edging the ocellus. More Info

Recorded in 29 (50%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1981.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
02/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
17/06/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/06/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-18 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Jun-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   St. John's-wort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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