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.