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Gravitarmata margarotana
Pine Cone Tortrix (Heinemann, 1863)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1207a / 49.302
Photo © Francis Solly,  First British Specimen - Clowes Wood, East Kent - netted by day 1st May 2011

Similar Norfolk Species
Pine Resin-gall Moth
Retinia resinella
Dark Pine Shoot
Pseudococcyx posticana
Wingspan: 14-18mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Pine, Fir, Spruce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
New, unknown.

Adult moths come to light, flying in one generation from mid-April to the end of May.

Found throughout Europe, the first British specimen was recorded at Clowes Wood in East Kent, netted in the afternoon of the 1st May 2011. Further records from Leicestershire in 2013 and Suffolk in 2014/15

New for Norfolk in 2016 when three specimens were trapped at Cranwich Heath VC28 in May (Gen. Det. D. Appleton, D Norgate).

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Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/04/2017128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
20/05/2016328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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