Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Spoladea recurvalis
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(Fabricius, 1775)1404 / 63.047
=Maize Moth
=Hymenia recurvalis

Norfolk status
Scarce autumn migrant from the tropics, first recorded in Britain in Surrey and Dorset in September 1951.

On the Continent, the larvae feed on fruit and vegetables, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest on spinach, beet, cotton, maize and soya in some areas. No evidence of breeding in the UK.

County first in 2011 at Holme (P. Clarke, 13/10/11), VC27 first at Walcott in 2013 (M. A'Court, 04/08/13).

13 recorded from several sites during a migrant invasion on 15/16th October 2018.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
16/10/2018127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
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Wingspan: 22-24mm
Flight: Sept - Oct
Foodplant:   Not recorded in Britain.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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