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Crocidosema plebejana Zeller, 1847

Southern Bell
49.2610 (B&F: 1157)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Olethreutinae
        »Tribe: Eucosmini


An increasing resident and suspected immigrant. The moth usually occurs sparingly in a few places across the county, although it is sometimes fairly common at mv light. It is apparently single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late October, sometimes to late November. The larvae are associated with tree-mallow. (Pratt, 2011).

Crocidosema plebejana (Zeller, 1847)
Latest date for this species
Motcombe, Eastbourne, 28 xii 2015
Photo: Dave Lester
Crocidosema plebejana (Zeller, 1847)
Etchingham, 16 x 2018
Photo: Caroline Moore
Crocidosema plebejana (Zeller, 1847)
Lindfield, 11 viii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Crocidosema plebejana (Zeller, 1847)
Bracklesham, 08 xi 2013
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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