Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2016

Immature stages

Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19 mm.)
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Enarmonia formosana
Cherry-bark Moth

(Scopoli, 1763)1216 / 49.200

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A pest in gardens, feeding in bark of cherry, plum and apple. Common about Yarmouth (Paget 1834, p. 40); Copdock, Ipswich, Blaxhall, Monks Soham; Gorleston; never flies to light.

Recent Status: Distributed across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May to September and will come to light, but can also be found by searching trunks of trees that the larvae have fed from. The larvae mine the bark of species of Malus, Prunus and Sorbus, exuding a reddish frass.

Identification: The moth is a relatively large, broad winged Olethreutinae with a distinctive patterning. There is a large prominent ocellus on a dark brown wing marked with white, ochre, orange and metallic blue grey. More Info

Recorded in 22 (38%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
22/06/2020126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
15/06/2020225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
13/06/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
11/06/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm.
Flight: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Cherry.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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