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Lathronympha strigana
Red Piercer (Fabricius, 1775)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1219 / 49.345
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Wyre Forest VC37. 2016

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Wingspan: 14-18 mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   St. John's-wort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Very common resident.

Hypericumspp. with larva feeding in April/May in a spun terminal shoot; sometimes a partial second brood on the flowers and seeds in July.

Recorded in 93 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
22/09/2020137SP06 - Redditch
07/09/2020136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
29/08/2020139SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
26/08/2020137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
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