Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Pandemis cerasana
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pandemis cinnamomeana
White-faced Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (16-24 mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
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Pandemis heparana
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)972 / 49.026

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Our most abundant Tortrix, flitting everywhere along hedges at dusk. Assington to Gorleston.

Recent Status: One of the commonest tortricid species in Suffolk. A little less common than P. cerasana.

Life Style: A single brooded species appearing a little later than P. cerasana, flying from June to September. The larvae feed from spun leaves on a wide range of deciduous trees and shrubs. Young larvae hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: Suffolk has four species of Pandemis. Colour is not a satisfactory character for identification. P. heparana has a variable projection on the edge of both the basal patch and basal edge of the central band. The basal patch is effectively angled. P. corylana emerges later than the other species and is strongly reticulate over all parts of the forewing. The edge of the basal patch and basal edge of the central band are close to being straight and almost parallel. P. cinnamomeana male has a white face and the female has the hindwing tip tinged orange. P. cerasana male face is the same as the overall colour and the female shows no orange colour on the hindwing. Females of P. corylana, P. heparana and P. cerasana are larger, broader shouldered and show a more pointed apex than the males.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1973.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
25/08/2021126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
24/08/2021126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
24/08/2021225TG50 - Gorleston
20/08/2021125TM14 - Ipswich
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Wingspan: 16-24 mm.
Flight: June - August (Sept)
Foodplant:   Various fruit and other deciduous trees.
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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