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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local adventive.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 14-17mm.

Foodplant: A pest species of peas and beans.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20072010
Year last recorded20072010
Number of records11
Number of individuals11
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2007.


63.045 Maruca vitrata (Mung Moth) 01
© Mike Clerk

Species Account

Argus 54, 2007: An adventive species occasionally imported with beans.
VC61. Hull, indoors 24.4.2007 (N. Abramson per I. Kimber). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010: This is the second county record of this adventive species, the first in 2007
VC64. Otley, indoors 15.6.2010 (H&AB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): An adventive species occasionally imported with beans. It was first recorded from Hull (VC61) in 2007 with another at Otley (VC64) in 2010. Further moths are likely to occur indoors, originating from imported produce.

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