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

Similar Norfolk Species
Blastodacna hellerella
Hawthorn Cosmet
Blastodacna atra
906 Apple Pith Moth
(Haworth, 1828)39.002
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 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2012.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2012127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
23/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
22/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
20/07/2006127TG14 - Sheringham
19/07/2006127TG14 - 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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