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Eastern Bollworm
Earias vittella

(Fabricius, 1794) 2120a / 74.0122

Davey, P., 2009: A species found once in Britain: Durlston, at MV light on 15 June 2003 (S Nash). The moth has a similar range to the Egyptian Bollworm, occurring throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. It too is a serious pest of cotton but has apparently developed a resistance to pesticides designed to control it. Given that the surface winds backtrack to central Europe, it seems likely that both the Egyptian Bollworm and the Spotted Bollworm were transported for much of their respective... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2003.
(Data up to end 2019)
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Date#VC10k Area
16/06/200319SZ07 Swanage

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