Introduced species

New garden species

Choreutis nemorana (Fig-leaf skeletonizer)

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)

Last update: 14 June 2023
garden
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Rare

LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden

OBSERVATION:


This little moth appeared on Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) as I was photographing a beetle foraging on those flowers. Via Waarneming.nl it turns out to be a rare introduced species, the Fig-leaf skeletonizer (Choreutis nemorana), which makes this accidental passer-through a new garden species.
The species uses Fig (Ficus carica) as its host plant. Such a tree is located about ±20 meters from our garden, I will take a look to see if there’s more of them.

Fig-leaf skeletonizer (Choreutis nemorana), imago on Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Fig-leaf skeletonizer (Choreutis nemorana), imago on Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Fig-leaf skeletonizer (Choreutis nemorana), imago on Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

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