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Cydia amplana
Vagrant Piercer (Hübner, 1799)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1262 / 49.343
Photo © Rob Lee,  Cromer, MV trap, 11/8/12

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   nuts of Oak, Hazel, Beech and Walnut.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare migrant.
First recorded in Devon in 1990.

First Norfolk record - Walsey Hills NOA Reserve, near Cley on the North Norfolk coast in 2006 (M. Ottley, 29/07/06).
It was next recorded in 2012 at Cromer (R. Lee, 11/08/12), Burgh St Peter Marshes (B. Jones, 07/09/12) and A first for VC28 at Upwell (J. Wheeler, 18/08/12). Several records in the following years.

Established breeding populations in Suffolk during the 2010s and likely to also now be resident in Norfolk.

Recorded in 23 (31%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/09/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
30/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
23/08/2021227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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