Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Tangham Forest, Suffolk Male

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Archips podana
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 14mm) Wingspan (22-28mm (f), 19-21mm (m))
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Archips oporana
Pine Tortrix

(Linnaeus, 1758)976 / 49.011

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A local species in coniferous plantations.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species with a partial second brood. The larvae feed from spun leaves on new shoots of Pinus sylvestris, Abies alba, Picea glauca and Juniperus communis. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A strongly sexually dimorphic species. The male is smaller with a costal fold and darker with a silvery and reddish colour with three discrete darker patches. The female is much larger with a bright orange brown wing colour and markings as patches and fasciae. In both, the most posterior dark patch has an irregular spiky appearance.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
16/06/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
07/06/2017+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/07/2016+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
14/07/2015+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Wingspan: 22-28mm (f), 19-21mm (m)
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Silver Fir, White Spruce, Juniper
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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