Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Immature stages

Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14-18 mm)
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Lathronympha strigana
Red Piercer

(Fabricius, 1775)1219 / 49.345

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)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-18 mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   St. John's-wort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
22/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
07/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
29/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
26/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
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