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Thaumatotibia leucotreta
False Codling Moth (Meyrick, 1913)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1215 / 49.3445
Photo © David Norgate,  Costessey 13/09/16 - Norfolk First (J. Lowan Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 15-20mm
Foodplant:   Citrus and other fruit
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Adventive.

Sexually diamorphic, wingspan of male 15-16mm, female 19-20mm.

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)

Verification Grade Comment: Adventive

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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