Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 18 June 2019

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Gypsonoma dealbana
Common Cloaked Shoot
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (13-15mm)
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Gypsonoma oppressana
Poplar Shoot

(Treitschke, 1835)1170 / 49.280

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Somewhat frequent, on poplar. Ipswich in 1902 (Pyett) and 1929—35 (Whit); Lowestoft (Bd); Brandon (Wrn). A nice series Aying at dusk round poplar in Covehithe lane in 1934 (Wir).

Recent Status: Scarce in Suffolk.

Life Style: This is a single brooded species flying during June and July that comes to light. The larvae feed on Populus leaves. They pupate in a flimsy cocoon away from the larval habitation.

Identification: This species has a whitish forewing heavily speckled and striated with a dark grey brown becoming more ferruginous towards the apex. There are long black dashes in the ocellus. The basal patch is not distinct except on the dorsum. There is a dark and irregular band from the costa at about one half that reaches half way across the wing. Just distal to this and centrally is a small very dark spot. There is a small dark pre-tornal mark.
The larvae feed by grazing the underside of a leaf beneath a web. They then construct a silken and frass tube from which they graze and then bore into a stem and twig leaving the tube behind. More Info

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
17/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
11/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/07/2020125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Black Poplar, White Poplar
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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