Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm.)
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Crocidosema plebejana
Southern Bell

(Zeller, 1847)1157 / 49.261

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A regular immigrant species. It is possible it may breed in Suffolk.

Life Style: This is a multi-brooded species that comes to light and can be found at any time during the year. The larvae feed on the seeds of Malva arborea and Alcea rosea. They pupate away from the larval habitation.

Identification: A distinctively marked Olethreutinae with a short forward pointing tuft on the head.

Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
10/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
02/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
04/11/2019125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
01/11/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: July to Oct
Foodplant:   Tree-mallow, marsh-mallows (seeds)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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