Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm.)
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Rhopobota naevana
Holly Tortrix

(H?bner, 1817)1159 / 49.223

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not rare among holly, but far scarcer than in southern England. Ipswich in 1898 (Pyett) and 1928-35 (Whit); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Glemham Magna (Bloomfield); Lowestoft, Flixton.

Recent Status: A fairly common species across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from June to October. The larvae feed from spun leaves and sometimes on flowers of a variety of tree leaves. They are particularly partial to Ilex and Prunus spinosa. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation or on the ground.

Identification: This is an exceedingly variable species. In theory they can always be identified by the fact that the wing apex has a short hook. This however is not easy to see even on a moth in good condition. The edge of the basal band and the striations that follow are especially oblique on the costa. There is a prominent dark edge on the costa at one half. The male does not have a costal fold. More Info

Recorded in 34 (59%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
04/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
27/07/2021+25TM16 - Thorndon/Debenham
25/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
24/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Holly and Bilberry.
Nat Status: Common
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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