Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (M15-19mm, F18-22mm)
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Adoxophyes orana
Summer Fruit Tortrix

(Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1834)999 / 49.041

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Arrived in Britain in 1950. Present in Suffolk and also arrives as an immigrant. Abundance varies between years.

Life Style: A double brooded species that flies at night and arrives as an immigrant. It can be found in June and August to November. The larvae feed on the surface of fruit and leaves on a variety of deciduous trees but particularly Malus, Pyrus and Prunus.

Identification: The moth is a glossy bright ochreous colour with darker oblique narrow bands and lines. The markings are variable and can be almost absent. The male has a costal fold. The moth has broad wings the female showing broad shoulders.

Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1979.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020225TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
04/07/2019225TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
13/10/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
06/08/2018125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
05/08/2018125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: M15-19mm, F18-22mm
Flight: Two Generations. Jun and Aug - Oct.
Foodplant:   Apple, pear, cherries and blackthorn etc.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
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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