Gelechiidae : Apatetrinae
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Platyedra subcinerea
Mallow Crest

(Haworth, 1828)808 / 35.033

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A local species among mallow. Southwold (Ctw); Brandon (Lord Walsingham): both records before 1890.

Recent Status: Possibly declined since Morley’s time, the species is currently found only in the south east of the county.

Life Style: A single brooded species that hibernates as adult. It has been recorded in every month of the year but usually makes itself most evident in spring following hibernation. The larva feed on seeds of Malva sylvestris, Alcea rosea and Lavatera arborea.

Identification: This relatively large Gelechiid rests with its wings flat on the substrate. The darker patterning on the wing may be limited but the black dots at the wing base are characteristic.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
30/05/2020525TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
25/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
25/05/2020325TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
24/05/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 16-18mm
Flight: August-June; thought to overwinter in thatch
Foodplant:   Common mallow or garden Hollyhock
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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