Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 24 June 2019

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Archips crataegana
Brown Oak Tortrix
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Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (male 15-21mm, female 16-23mm.)
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Archips xylosteana
Variegated Golden Tortrix

(Linnaeus, 1758)980 / 49.015

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not very frequent in July, unusually on elm. Bentley Woods, and bred in July 1899.from pupae under oak-bark at Wherstead. Shrubland, Ipswich, Staverton, (Whit).

Recent Status: Common in woodland and scrub.

Life Style: A single brooded summer species that flies at night and comes to light. The ova are laid in batches on bark and covered with a protective coating. They hatch the following year to the larvae that feed on buds, leaves and flowers of a wide variety of deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs.

Identification: This species in most similar to A. crataegana but in A. xylosteana both the middle and most distal dark patches reach the costa enclosing a small pale area between them.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2021225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
06/08/2021325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/07/2021325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/07/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
25/07/2021925TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: male 15-21mm, female 16-23mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   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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