Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (12-15 mm.)
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Epinotia cruciana
Willow Tortrix

(Linnaeus, 1761)1147 / 49.238

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Nominally common among sallow; but here noted only before 1890 at Blaxhall (Hkr); and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw). Gorleston in July 1932 (D).

Recent Status: A common species in Britain but local in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August. The larvae feed on Salix species, on an unopened bud as a first instar then later between spun leaves, usually terminal leaves. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: The moths are variably patterned but usually have a broad ferruginous band from the costa at one half to the tornus. This can include the ocellar area and apex, leaving a whitish triangular patch on the costa before the apex. The basal section is more variably coloured. Unicolorous forms also exist. More Info

Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2020225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
27/06/2020226TM04 - Hadleigh
26/06/2020725TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
05/07/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
05/07/2019125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Wingspan: 12-15 mm.
Flight: June to early August.
Foodplant:   Sallows and willows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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