Photo © Dave Appleton,  20/08/2012 - Bawdeswell

Similar Norfolk Species
Blastodacna hellerella
Hawthorn Cosmet
Blastodacna atra
Apple Pith Moth

(Haworth, 1828)39.002/906
Norfolk status
Rare, Uncertain.
The larvae feed inside small twigs of apple (Malus), mining under the surface and causing the shoot to die off.

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.1 p220]

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/08/2012127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
23/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
22/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
20/07/2006127TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 10-12.5mm
Season: May - Sept.
Foodplant:   Apple.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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