Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Adventive
Local Status: Very rare adventive.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||2005||2005|
|Year last recorded||2005||2005|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2005.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: An adventives species to the UK, the larva is polyphagous, and infestation of fruits, including citrus and pomegranate, render it a pest species over some parts of its range. The moth occurs right across the Mediterranean region plus central and southern America.
In Dorset, the moth has been recorded once as a larva found in pomegranate: Bridport, on 1 October 2005; adult emerged on 22 November 2005 (M Parsons).