Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Mike Cowling,  08/06/2020 - Blaxhall Common

Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (18-23 mm.)
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Tortrix viridana
Green Oak Tortrix

Linnaeus, 17581033 / 49.059

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Often in clouds in woods; especially destructive to oak-foliage in 1918.

Recent Status: A very common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during May and June. The larvae feed on buds and later from rolled leaves of deciduous Quercus, and occasionally other deciduous tree leaves. They pupate in a folded over leaf.

Identification: The all green Tortricid. They have a different wing shape and deeper green than the Cream-bordered Green-pea.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021425TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/07/2021+25TM16 - Thorndon/Debenham
16/07/2021+25TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
13/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
12/07/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-23 mm.
Flight: May and June. (July)
Foodplant:   Oak. Other deciduous trees.
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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