Nolidae: Chloephorinae

2418 (ABH74.011) Cream-bordered Green Pea Earias clorana, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR10456

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is similar to the Green Oak Tortrix but has a white leading edge to the forewing and a white hindwing.

 

Pupates in a cocoon attached to a twig or stem of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Osier (Salix viminalis), Creeping Willow (Salix repens), sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One/two generations, late May-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Broads, fens, sallow carr and damp woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 72 (26.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 27 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 02 July

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Brown, red, yellow, green, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5