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Blastodacna hellerella
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Blastodacna atra
Apple-pith Moth

(Haworth, 1828)906 / 39.002
Norfolk status
Rare, Uncertain.
The larvae feed inside small twigs of apple (Malus), mining under the surface and causing the shoot to die off.

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.1 p220]

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
21/09/2020+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
07/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
06/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 10-12.5mm
Flight: May - Sept.
Foodplant:   Apple.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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