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Ostrinia nubilalis
European Corn-borer

(Hübner, 1796)1375 / 63.028

Norfolk status
Resident and migrant.
Males are darker and usually slightly smaller than the females.

A rare migrant before the 1930s, this species then began to colonise the area around London and the south-east, and has spread to several other areas since.

Two generations are being obseved in several southern counties, the second in September. Norfolk records support this.

Recorded in 56 (76%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/09/2023127TG42Eccles
06/09/2023127TG42Eccles
05/09/2023128TL79Cranwich
19/08/2023127TG11Costessey
16/08/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
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Wingspan: 26-30 mm.
Flight: June - July (Aug - Sept)
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Local / Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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