Main: (Parametriotidae / Parametriotinae)
39.002 [B&F: 0906] Apple Pith Moth (Blastodacna atra) (Haworth, 1828)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in orchards and gardens throughout much of England, southern Wales and southern Scotland; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire recorded mainly in the south-east; in the north recorded for the first time in 1996, since when rare outside SU65. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2011. Wingspan 10-12.5 mm. Differs from B. hellerella in the forewing by the creamy white markings and the presence of yellow-ochreous scales at the base of the dorsum (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines twigs of Apple, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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