Clepsis coriacanus

Checklist Number
49.0374 [B&F: 0993a]

Record requires retention of specimen until confirmed, and may require dissection. Consult with CMR if unsure


Authority:(Rebel, 1894)

Suspected rare immigrant, or perhaps accidentally imported, from southern Europe, originally a resident of the Canary Islands and North Africa. The first record for Britain came from a Rothamsted trap at Ampthill, Bedfordshire, during the period 13 August to 9 September 2007. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. It resembles C. consimilana in general appearance, but is a paler ochreous colour, and the two species can be separated reliably only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Dock and Bird's-foot Trefoil.

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