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Sciota hostilis

1447 / 62.016

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The species was discovered for the first time near the coast in south east Suffolk during 2019. This species, until recently, was thought to be reduced to a single location in Warwickshire, however, there is the possibility that it still exists in its old haunts in the south east of England as it has also been rediscovered in Essex. There is also the possibility that they have arrived as immigrants.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed on Populus tremula leaves and pupate in a cocoon to overwinter.

Identification: A rather dull species that lacks the upright stance of the related S. adelphella. Whilst the general patterning typical of Sciota is evident the lack of sharp colour patterning will distinguish this species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

Delplanqueia inscriptella  |  Sciota adelphella >

Hollesley Suffolk.29 June 2019 - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/06/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/06/2019125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
29/06/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 23-26 mm
Flight: June July
Foodplant:   Aspen
Nat Status: pRDB
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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