Parametriotidae

0906 (ABH39.002) Apple Pith Moth Blastodacna atra, (Haworth, 1828)

KR02056

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The larvae feed inside small twigs of apple, mining under the surface and causing the shoot to die off.


Wingspan: 10-12.5mm
Foodplant(s): Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: One/two overlapping generations, May-September
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 June to 19 August

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

Nationally Scarce B