Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1109 (ABH49.185) Lobesia littoralis, (Westwood & Humphreys, 1845)

KR04806

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


General Information

This is an extremely variable species. It is the largest of the UK Lobesia species and can be distinguished by its comparatively narrow forewing with a normally well-defined median fascia.


Wingspan: 11-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): Thrift (Armeria maritima), Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Flying: Two generations, June-July and September
National status: Local

Habitat

Coastal cliffs, along estuaries and saltings.

Regional Information

Recorded in 14 (5.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 10 October


Local