The Moths of Suffolk
1255a Cydia medicaginis, Alfalfa Moth, (Kuznetsov, 1962)

National Status : pRDB2

Local Status : Uncertain, possible migrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Possibly in the seed pods of Lucerne (Medicago sativa) or Sickle Medick (Medicago falcata)

Records : Orfordness (J Askins, 2004), Bawdsey (M Deans, 24.vii.2007)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm


Confusion species : None

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