Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Gary Lowe,  08/05/2020 - Chesterfield Lodge, Boyton

Immature stages

Approx Length (c. 10mm) Wingspan (16-20mm)
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Phtheochroa rugosana
Rough-winged Conch

(Hübner, 1799)925 / 49.095

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Chelmondiston during July 1902 (Gibbs); Felixstow the next year (EMM. 1904, 80); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw). Larva at Ramsholt in August 1935 (Wir). I have found larvse plentiful wherever sought in the County: Bentley, Ipswich, Hemley, Lackford, 1933-5 (Whit.).

Recent Status: A common species across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that can be found from late April till July with a partial second brood flying in November. The larvae feed on the female flowers and berries followed by the stem of Bryonia alba. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon on the ground in which they pupate.

Identification: An intricately marked and very distinctive species.

Recorded in 29 (50%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2021125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
13/07/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
09/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   White Bryony
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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