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Zelleria oleastrella
(Milliere, 1864)
Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae
435a / 16.011
Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk 25 October 2018

Similar Suffolk Species: None
Wingspan: 16 mm
Foodplant:   Olive
Nat Status: immigrant/adventive
Verification Grade:

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A scarce immigrant species in Britain first recorded in Suffolk during October 2018.

Life Style: The species is a pest in olive growing regions. The moth flies during June, July, August, October and November. The larvae feed from a web over the leaves.

Identification: A small species that rests in a declined posture. The colour varies through grey to brown.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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