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Pexicopia malvella
Hollyhock Seed Moth (Hübner, 1805)
Gelechiidae: Apatetrinae
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Photo © Dr,  Jeremy Bartlett - Norwich 2015

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Bryotropha terrella
Wingspan: 18-20mm
Flight: June-August
Foodplant:   hollyhock or marsh-mallow
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.

A few VC27 records including Hickling NNR (Peet) and Norwich (Irwin, 1987)
Recent records from Norwich (J. Bartlett, 2014/15)

Once a garden pest, now thought to be declining in southern England.

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/07/2020227TG20 - Norwich
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