Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Archips podana
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
Archips xylosteana
Variegated Golden Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (male 19-22mm, female 23-27mm)
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Archips crataegana
Brown Oak Tortrix

(Hübner, 1799)979 / 49.014

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite a local insect here, noticed at only Wherstead in July 1899 (Mly) and in Bentley Woods during July 1901-2 (Gibbs),

Recent Status: An occasional species across Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is a night flying species that comes to light. It flies in June, July and August. The ova are laid on bark under a protective covering and hatch the following year. The larvae feed from a rolled leaf on a wide variety if deciduous trees and shrubs. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A boldly marked Archips species with three discrete dark patches. The central one does not meet the costa. The posterior one is broad on the costa and extends narrowly towards the tornus. The males have a costal fold.

Recorded in 26 (45%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
25/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
20/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
19/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: male 19-22mm, female 23-27mm
Flight: June to August.
Foodplant:   Oak, Elm, Ash, Sallow
Nat Status: Local
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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