Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 13mm) Wingspan (20-26mm)
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Lozotaeniodes formosana
Orange Pine Tortrix

(Geyer, 1830)1001 / 49.040
=Lozotaeniodes formosanus

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: An immigrant species that was first recorded in Surrey during 1945. It has spread and is now common in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species with a partial second generation found from May to August and in October. The larvae feed on Pinus sylvestris. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A strikingly marked species in shades of yellow, ferruginous orange and red brown sometimes with a rosy tinge that mimics the male catkins of Pinus sylvestris. Gravitarmata margarotana has a similar idea but the colours differ. The larvae feed on the terminal buds prior to hibernation and thereafter on young leaves from a silken tube.

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2021125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
10/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
07/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
04/08/2021+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
29/07/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
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Wingspan: 20-26mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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