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In the UK is a suspected rare immigrant and adventive species thought to originate from reeds imported from central Europe.

First UK record in Hampshire 1988, with a number of records subsequently taken in the UK, many of which have been in close proximity to cottages newly-thatched with imported reed.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sclerocona acutella

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Sclerocona

Sclerocona is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species, Sclerocona acutella, which is found from Spain and Sicily north to Great Britain and Denmark and east to Siberia, Japan and China. It is an introduced species in eastern North America.[2]

The wingspan is 25–28 mm.[3] Adults are light brown.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Zea, Lycopersicon, Humulus, Phragmites and Phaseolus species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "global Pyraloidea database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ Sclerocona acutella (Eversmann) (Crambidae) Naturalised along the eastern seaboard
  3. ^ microlepidoptera.nl


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