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Metalampra italica
Italian Tubic

Baldizzone, 1977642a / 28.008
Norfolk status
Migrant / New resident.

First recorded in the UK in 2003 in Devon, the species had not previously been recorded outside Italy. Subsequently recorded in several southern counties and is assumed to be breeding in southern Britain and likely Norfolk.

New for Norfolk in 2014 when two adult moths were trapped. Provisionally recorded at RSPB Titchwell VC28 (29/07/14) and a confirmed female recorded at Bawdeswell VC27 (D. Appleton, 01/08/14 gen. det. J. Clifton)

Several examples from Ticthwell in 2015/16 and at other sites in 2016 suggest established colonies.

Note: Similar species, M. cinnamomea, which occurs widely on the near continent, but has yet to be seen in the UK.
see Lepiforum

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Denisia albimaculea  |  Endrosis sarcitrella >

Determination
Comparison - M. italica (top) Vivid bright reddish brown colour. Yellow markings less extensive, often significantly reduced - M. cinnamomea (bottom) Darker brown colour with contrasting yellow markings. JW
Metalampra italica - Bawdswell 01.08.2014 D. Appleton. Gen. Det. (Female) J. Clifton.
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/2021127TG33 - Bacton
05/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
25/08/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
23/08/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
22/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 13-14 mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Oak (within dead wood)
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  (3)
 Immature Adult

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