Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Dichrorampha petiverella
Common Drill
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (11-15mm)
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Grapholita orobana
Crescent Piercer

(Treitschke, 1830)1253 / 49.352

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Rarely seen on the wing; in pods of Vicia. In profusion at Eriswell on 7 August 1931 (Morley).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded flying by day and night and coming to light during July and August. The larvae feed on the seeds in pods of Vicia sylvatica, V. cracca, Lathyrus pratensis and L. palustris moving between pods. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.

Identification: The moth is dark fuscous, greyer at the base and browner at the apex. There is a broad white band from the dorsum at one half that is round ended and curved towards the ocellus. The ocellus has black dashes and is plumbeous grey edged. There are nine or ten white costal strigulae of which the first two are paired and separated by a gap to the remainder. They subtend plumbeous striae towards the ocellus. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 1931.
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Date#VC10k Area
07/08/1931+26TL77 - Mildenhall
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Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Vetches, Wood-vetch, Tufted Vetch, Meadow-vetchling, Marsh-pea.
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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