Main: (Crambidae / Pyraustinae)
63.015 [B&F: 1371] Sitochroa verticalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Local in farmland and rough grassland throughout much of southern England, also appearing as a migrant from mainland Europe in some years, reinforcing the native population. In Hampshire thought to have been lost from the county following an absence of records since one in Southsea in 1981, but the discovery of a worn specimen at Sherborne St John on 8 July 2005 suggests a remnant population in northern Hampshire. Not recorded from southern Hampshire since 1981 and from the Isle of Wight since 1900. Wingspan 30-34 mm. The main confusion species is European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis, from which distinguished by the strongly and characteristically marked underside. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Thistle, Goosefoot, Nettle, Knapweed, Cornflower and Violet.

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