Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Sitochroa verticalis
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Ostrinia nubilalis
European Corn Borer

(Hübner, 1796)63.028/1375
Norfolk status
Resident and migrant.
Males are darker and usually slightly smaller than the females.

A rare migrant before the 1930's, this species then began to colonise the area around London and the south-east, and has spread to several other areas since.

Recorded in 37 (54%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2015127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
06/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
04/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
02/08/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 26-30 mm.
Season: June and July
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Local / Migrant
 Immature Adult
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