Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Archips oporana
Pine Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 14mm) Wingspan (
20-28mm (f), 19-23mm (m))
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Archips podana
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix

(Scopoli, 1763)977 / 49.013

Morley’s Final Catalogue: An abundant June species in all our woods, on oak; Mildenhall (E. A. Elliott), Gorleston (D). Sometimes at sugar.

Recent Status: An abundant species across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. It commonly has a second brood. The ova are laid in batches on leaves and covered with a protective coating. The larvae feed on buds, leaves or flowers of a great range of deciduous trees and shrubs. The larvae hibernate.

Identification: A strongly sexually dimorphic species. The male is smaller with a costal fold and darker than the female with discrete dark markings. The females are a bright orange brown often with a reticulate pattern and few discrete patches. More Info

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1963.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2020125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
26/06/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2020225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/06/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
25/06/2020725TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
20-28mm (f), 19-23mm (m)
Flight: May - Sept
Foodplant:   Deciduous trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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