Choreutidae : Choreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva found on Crab apple. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. June 2020

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Choreutis pariana
Apple-leaf Skeletonizer

(Clerck, 1759)389 / 48.007

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Feeds on hawthorn and apple; probably common with us. Hitherto mixed with the last kind: taken at Ipswich on 9 July 1895, &c. (Mly) and once there in 1934 (Whit).

Recent Status: A rare Suffolk species.

Life Style: A multi-brooded species that hibernates. The larvae feed on Malus, Crataegus, Sorbus, Prunus and Cotoneaster. They feed from a web on the underside and skeletonise the leaf often causing it to fold over. They pupate in a cocoon on the foodplant.

Identification: A small moth with a triangular shape at rest that stands proud on all legs. It has four discrete fasciae and is banded in colour from head to termen. The colours vary from pale to dark, grey through grey browns to orange browns. More Info

Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2020+25TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
04/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
04/08/2019125TM57 - Southwold
11/07/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
02/08/2018125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: Two Generations. July Sep.
Foodplant:   Crab-apple, hawthorn, Wild Pear, Rowan
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
     
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