The Moths of Suffolk
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis, European Corn-borer, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident and migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassland, fens, heathland, woodland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to early August

Larval foodplants : Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), also associated with Hop (Humulus lupulus), Hemp (Cannabis sativa) and Mallow (Malva sylvestris), feeding inside the plant stem

Morley's Final Catalogue : A specimen of the pale form of this very rare species was taken at Felixstow during the summer of 1903 by Mr. A. E. Gibb of St. Albans (Barrett, EMM. 1904, 89). Probably merely immigrant.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 29-37mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSitochroa verticalis

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Eye (3.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wicken Fen (vi.2005) © Stuart Read
Havergate Island, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (18.vi.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (13.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman