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Posted: 30th Sep 2016

Thaumatotibia leucotreta (False Codling Moth) - New for Norfolk (Adventive)

Afrotropical specis. recorded infrequently in the UK through accidental importation in citrus fruit, usually oranges.
The larvae is a pest of citrus and other fruits, including avocado pear, guava and maize cobs, cotton bolls, castor-oil seeds, tea seeds and chilli peppers.

First Norfolk record of an adult male moth from a garden trap in Costessey. (J. Lowan, 13/09/16 - Gen. Det. J. Clifton)


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