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Lathronympha strigana
Red Piercer (Fabricius, 1775)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1219 / 49.345
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  22/07/19 Litcham Moth Night. Gen. Det. K. Kerr

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 14-18 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Jun-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   St. John's-wort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Common.

Flying in sunrise, and later from dusk onwards.
Open woodland, meadows, grassland, waysides and embankments where St. Johnís wort grows.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
08/09/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
08/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/09/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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