The Moths of Suffolk
906 Blastodacna atra, Apple Pith Moth, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, probably under-recorded

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs, gardens and orchards

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early September

Larval foodplants : apple (Malus), mining a twig

Records : Stowmarket (A Aston, 11.viii.1959), Eye (P Kitchener, 8.vi.2004)

Aston's Additions : Confused with 1135 (B.hellerella) in 1937 Moth Memoir. I took a specimen at Stowmarket light on 11.viii. 1959 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. V., p. 415.)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12.5mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vi.2010) © Neil Sherman

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