Zophodia grossulariella
Zophodia grossulariella
Adult • Hellerup, Denmark • © Donald Hobern

62.045 BF1464a
Zophodia grossulariella

(Hübner, [1809])

Wingspan 25-36mm.

This is a large pyrale with a distinctive black-bordered first band on the forewing.

The foodplant is gooseberry (Ribes ura-crispa), the larva feeding on the unripe berries.

The species is known throughout Europe but in Britain is a rare visitor. It was first found in Kent in 1982 and has since been noted in Norfolk.
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