Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Brian Jones,  12/5/11 Belton Nine Acre Wood, VC25

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Strophedra nitidana
Little Oak Piercer
Approx Length (c. 6mm) Wingspan (10-12mm)
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Strophedra weirana
Little Beech Piercer

(Douglas, 1850)1221 / 49.381

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken during July 1902 in Bentley Woods (Gbs), where its
usual food-plant, the beech, does not grow.

Recent Status: Not a common species being recorded primarily in the Sandlings and Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during mid-summer. A day flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed from between two leaves of Carpinus and Fagus where they pupate prior to leaf-fall.

Identification: Strophedra have broader rounder wings with a rounded apex when compared to similar small Olethruetinae. S. weirana is the larger and darker of the two sometimes appearing sooty and is less clearly marked than S. weirana.

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
12/09/2020+25TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
17/07/2020125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
31/05/2019625TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Beech.
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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