Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (14-24 mm.)
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Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Carnation Tortrix

(Hübner, 1799)985 / 49.030

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not Listed.

Recent Status: First recorded in the UK in Sussex in 1905. It has spread and become locally common. Locally common in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found throughout the year. The larvae are polyphagous vegetarian. They pupate in the larval habitation of a folded or spun together leaves.

Identification: This species has orange hindwings. They may be darkened around the termen and dorsum to a greater extent in the male than female. The moth is sexually dimorphic. The female is larger with a concave termen and straight or concave final half of the costa resulting in a produced apex. Both have a dark head and thorax and a reticulate pattern. The male is darker than the female having the termen broadly, an oblique band from the costa and a basal dorsal patch dark brown. The female far less marked and a paler brighter brown with no terminal shading. More Info

Recorded in 29 (50%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2021+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
21/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
20/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 14-24 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jul. Jul-Oct.
Foodplant:   Wide variety of different plants.
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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