Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Cydia medicaginis
Alfalfa Moth

(Kuznetzov, 1962)1255a / 49.326

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: This species was first recorded in Britain in 1988, however specimens were found that had been collected prior to this date. There are two records for Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during June, July and August and comes to light. The larvae feed on Medicago sativa flowers and seeds. They pass the winter fully fed in a cocoon on the ground in which they pupate in spring.

Identification: The adult moth is not especially distinctive, grey brown in colour with the scales tipped paler giving is a very fine peppered appearance. There is a weak ocellus edged with plumbeous grey. There are short strigulae on the entire length of the costa. The moth is similar to Cydia microgrammana More Info Records should be supported by a photograph or genitalia dissection. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2007.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2007125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
15/08/2004+25TM44 - Orford Ness
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