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Eupoecilia ambiguella
Vine Moth (Hübner, 1796)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
955 / 49.112
Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Dunwich, 24 August 2013

Similar Suffolk Species
Marbled Conch
Eupoecilia angustana
Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: May - Sept
Foodplant:   Alder Buckthorn, Ivy, Honeysuckle, Dogwood, Grape-vine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Recorded in Suffolk but not common and may also arrive as an immigrant.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found from May to August. The larvae feed externally from a spinning on the berries of Frangula, Hedera, Lonicera and Cornus. They construct a leaf case for hibernation and pupation.

Identification: An easily identified species by the glossy light ochre forewings with a sharply defined broad dark band.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/20192825TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
20/05/2019725TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
201915025TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
25/05/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
31/07/2014125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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