Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Epagoge grotiana
Brown-barred Tortrix

(Fabricius, 1781)1006 / 49.005

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local, and not observed by us since 1890, when it was recorded from Lowestoft (Boyd) and as not uncommon at Brandon (Barrett, Tr. Norf. Soc. i, 52).

Recent Status: Much commoner that in Morley’s time.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed from a spinning on leaves of a variety of mostly woody plants and also on dead leaves. The larvae hibernate.

Identification: The male has a short costal fold. The moth has a yellow or orange ochre forewing with ferruginous strigulae. There are ferruginous mixed dark brown patches at the wing base, costa at one half, costa pre-apical and on the dorsum pre-tornal. This dorsal patch usually extends towards the costal patch at one half creating a transverse band that is widest on the dorsum. The preapical spot sometimes extends towards this transverse band. More Info

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1979.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
10/07/2021125TM04 - Hadleigh
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Wingspan: c. 15 mm.
Flight: May to July.
Foodplant:   Oak and Hawthorn.
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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