49.200 .... B&F 1216
Cherry-bark Moth Enarmonia formosana (Scopoli, 1763)
Status .....Probably common and under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, yet this appears to be the first county record of this stunning moth. The Cherry-bark Moth is a pest species of commercial and ornamental Cherry trees, the larvae sometimes causing considerable damage to the bark, especially around the joints of limb and trunk. The piles of brown frass, emitted from the galleries created by the developing larvae, are often the first indication that this moth is present.
Adults, reared ex-larvae, photographed May 2012
Larval workings under the bark of and unknown Cherry sp felled in Nottingham and which came to us as firewood. Photographed May 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Enarmonia formosana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Tobin. Martin Gray. Mike Craven. Tom Shields.

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Updated August 2021

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