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Cydia inquinatana
Scarce Maple Piercer (Hübner, 1799)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1263 / 49.344
Photo © James Symonds,  22/06/2018 - NWT Weeting Heath NNR

Similar Norfolk Species
Crescent Piercer
Grapholita orobana
Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: June
Foodplant:   Norway Maple, Field Maple, Sycamore
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
This European species was originally included on the British list on the basis of a single non-authenticated specimen listed by Stephens (1829) in the London area, and catalogued in the collection at the BMNH, noted as doubtfully British.
No evidence of breeding in the UK.

The second and third British records of the species were recently taken at Bawdsey, Suffolk (M. Deans, 28/06/10 and 30/06/10) These are thought to be immigrants.

A fourth British and first Norfolk record was taken at Weston "Dinosaur" Park during a Norfolk Moth Survey field meeting on 25/06/11 (gen. det. J. Clifton)

New for VC28 in 2018 at Weeting Heath (J. Symonds, 22/06/18 Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
08/06/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
18/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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