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Conogethes punctiferalis
Yellow Peach Moth (Guenée, 1854)
Crambidae: Spilomelinae
1412a / 63.0531
Photo © Allison Carroll,  Aylsham 22/05/2016 - New for Norfolk

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 25mm
Flight: Throughout the year, overwintering as larvae.
Foodplant:   Fruit, especially Peaches
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Adventive.

Adventive species found in India and Pakistan through south-east Asia to Australia, where It is considered a pest on fruit trees.
UK specimens are thought to be accidentally imported as early stages in fruit.

The first UK adult specimen of this far eastern species was trapped by Leon Truscott in Cornwall on 23 June 2007. Larvae of this species have also been found in imported fruit from Pakistan.

New for Norfolk in 2016 when an adult moth flew in to a conservatory at Aylsham one late morning in May. (Allison Carroll, 22/05/16)

Verification Grade Comment: Adventive/one record

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/05/2016127TG12 - Aylsham
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