Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (15-22mm)
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Syndemis musculana
Dark-barred Tortrix

(Hübner, 1799)986 / 49.028

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent by wood-beating. Bentley Woods on poplar in Mav Dodnash Wood, Ipswich; Letheringham Park; at Monks Soham light in June; Blythburgh Wood, Southwold, Weston; Gorleston palings. Unnoticed in the west, excepting Monks-park Wood in 1935

Recent Status: A common species across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in late spring and early summer. The larvae feed from a spun retreat amongst the foodplant that is a huge range of herbaceous plants, shrubs and deciduous and coniferous trees.

Identification: A variable but generally easily recognised species from the forward edge of the central band. A basal mark is seldom strong and there is a pre-apical mark. The forewing is strongly strigulate. More Info

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
10/06/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
10/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/06/2021125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
09/06/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Wingspan: 15-22mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Bramble, Birch, Oak, Japanese Larch, Shore Pine, spruces
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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