Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk.

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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (12-18 mm.)
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Ditula angustiorana
Red-barred Tortrix

(Haworth, 1811)1010 / 49.004

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite frequent throughout the County. Copdock, Bentley Woods, common round Ipswich, Nacton, Felixstow, Orford, Aldeburgh on Scots-pine, Darsham, in Monks Soham garden but never flies to light. Gorleston (D). Bred from Scots-pine at Brandon in 1936 (Mly).

Recent Status: One of the commoner species of Tortricids in Suffolk

Life Style: A single or occasionally double brooded species that flies by day and night and comes to light during May through to September. The larvae feed from spun leaves on a wide variety of deciduous and evergreen trees. Larvae will hibernate.

Identification: The species has a characteristic wing shape and a complex pattern but is exceedingly variable in colour and shades of the parts of that pattern. The pale end, centrally on the costa, of a very oblique fascia, usually remains evident through all the variants. More Info

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
25/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
25/06/2020725TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/06/2020225TG50 - Gorleston
24/06/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-18 mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   Various trees and shrubs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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