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Denisia albimaculea
Pied Tubic (Haworth, 1828)
Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae
638a / 28.005
Photo © Anna Jordan,  21/05/2017 - West Walton

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Bark of trees
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare species found in woods, parkland and gardens throughout England.

Confusion with the now extinct D. augustella has led to uncertain distribution data.

The larvae feed within the bark of various trees including European Larch, Field Maple, Lime, Apple and Elm.

New for West Norfolk in 2017 when a male and female were found at West Walton. Two specimens were collected sheltering in bark grooves of a hollow Ash tree.
(Anna Jordan, 21/05/17 - Gen. Det. Jon Clifton)

Unconfirmed VC27 record from 2001.

Found just over the border in Suffolk by Dr. Whittingham, who discovered it to the south of Thetford in 1932.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2017.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2017228TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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