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Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla
Rose Plume.

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1496 / 45.022

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A scarce Suffolk species with temporary localised colonies. It is also an immigrant species.

Life Style: The moth flies in July and August and comes to light. The larvae feed on Rosa canina. They pupate in a slight netting cocoon on the foodplant.

Identification: A distinctive broad winged plume of a brown, usually orange brown colour with white markings.
Before hibernation the larvae feed in a bud where they hibernate. In spring they bore into the new stem and then feed externally by eating into flower buds and also young leaves.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
04/07/2019125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
05/07/2018125TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
16/06/2018+26TL88 - Thetford
06/07/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 18-26mm.
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Dog-rose.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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