Nolidae : Chloephorinae
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Cream-bordered Green Pea
Earias clorana
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Egyptian Bollworm
Earias insulana

(Boisduval, 1833) 2420 / 74.012

Davey, P., 2009: A very rare immigrant species seen twice in Britain during the 1960s, the polyphagous larva favouring members of the mallow (Malvaceae) family. Abroad, this species is found in the tropics and sub-tropics, and closer to home in the Mediterranean region. It is a serious pest of cotton (Gossypium sp.), a genus within the mallow family. The larva causes most damage by boring into green bolls, destroying the fibre and consuming seeds and in extreme cases can destroy all the bolls... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Adventive / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/10/201319SY66 Portland Bill
08/10/201119SY66 Portland Bill
24/08/199919SY66 Portland Bill

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