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Lathronympha strigana (Fabricius, 1775)

Red Piercer
49.3450 (B&F: 1219)

Synonym(s):
Lathronympha politana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lathronympha hypericana (Hübner, [1799])


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

Common

A widespread resident that is sometimes fairly common to common in a few woods in West Sussex. It usually occurs singly or in low numbers by day and at mv light in a range of habitats. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early September, occasionally to mid September. The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of perforate St.John's wort. (Pratt, 2011).

Lathronympha strigana (Fabricius, 1775)
Woods Mill SWT Reserve, 08 vi 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Lathronympha strigana (Fabricius, 1775)
Findon Valley, 08 viii 2009
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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