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Epinotia cruciana
Willow Tortrix (Linnaeus, 1761)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1147 / 49.238
Photo © Brian Jones,  10/7/2012 Alder Carr, Aldeby

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 12-15 mm.
Flight: June to early August.
Foodplant:   Sallows and willows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Pale forewing markings form the shape of a cross when seen from above!
Damp open woodland, boggy heaths, banks of streams and, in coastal areas, especially sandhills where creeping willow is plentiful.

Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/07/20212527TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
08/07/2021+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/06/2020227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
25/06/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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