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Tortricodes alternella
Winter Shade ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1025 / 49.044
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  26/03/2018 - Peddars Way

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 19-23 mm.
Season: Feb - April.
Foodplant:   Oak, Hornbeam, others.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Unusually narrow wingshape for a Tortrix.
Woodland habitats.
One of the earliest of the Tortricids to emerge.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/03/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
15/03/2019128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
08/03/2019527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/03/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
01/03/2019627TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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