Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  19 July 2013 Redgrave Fen SMG Meet

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Syndemis musculana
Dark-barred Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (17-21mm)
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Ptycholomoides aeriferana
Yellow Larch Tortrix

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)987 / 49.021

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A local species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying by night in mid-summer and coming to light. The larvae feed from spun needles of Larix decidua. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The male has a costal fold to around two fifths. The sexes are otherwise similar with a grey brown irrorate white wing largely reticulate and strigulated dark fuscous. There are areas of ochre that may form a broad fasciae or fall short of the costa and light ochre shading either side of a darker pre-apical costal patch.

Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
02/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
31/07/2020125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
18/05/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
11/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 17-21mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   European Larch
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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