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Choreutis nemorana
Fig-leaf Skeletonizer (Hübner, [1799])
Choreutidae: Choreutinae
389a / 48.0071
Photo © Antony Wren,  19/10/21 - Emerged from pupae found 16/10/21

Similar Norfolk Species
Apple-leaf Skeletonizer
Choreutis pariana
Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: Double brooded hibernating as adult
Foodplant:   Fig
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
First seen in the UK in 2014 when several larvae and cocoons were spotted on a Fig tree in Hyde Park, London. Since then it has spread to Kent and was recently recorded in Essex and Suffolk.

The larvae feed on Fig trees and cause damage very similar to that of Choreutis pariana the Apple-leaf Skeletonizer. The adult moths emerge in the autumn and hibernate.

New for Norfolk in 2021 when feeding signs were found on Fig trees along the Suffolk coast up to Caister-on-sea, Norfolk.
Larvae were bred out to confirm. (A. Wren, Oct 2021)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
16/10/2021+27TG50 - Yarmouth
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