Appendix A: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.3431 [B&F: 1215] False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) (Meyrick, 1913)

 

Notes: Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in citrus fruit, usually oranges, from Africa. In Hampshire first recorded at light at Southsea on 10 August 1983, with a second at the same site on 11 August 1995; first recorded on the Isle of Wight on 29 September 1989. Wingspan male 15-16 mm, female 19-20 mm. Larva is an important pest of citrus and other fruits, including avocado pear and guava and maize cobs, cotton bolls, castor-oil seeds and tea seeds and It is unlikely that the species can survive outside the tropics and subtropics [Bradley].

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 2
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 1
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Basingstoke12124/06/2010Adult
Freshwater10129/09/1989Adult
Alton12104/07/2015Adult
Basingstoke12105/08/2008Larval
Chandlers Ford11130/09/1976Adult
Southsea11111/08/1995Adult
Southsea11110/08/1983Adult
Winchester11120/07/1980Adult
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