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Choristoneura lafauryana
Sweet-gale Tortrix (Ragonot, 1875)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
984 / 49.019
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  King's Lynn, 1890, E.A. Atmore - W.G. Whittingham collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

Similar Norfolk Species
Bilberry Tortrix
Aphelia viburnana
Cyclamen Tortrix
Clepsis spectrana
Wingspan: 18-24 mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)
Nat Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Extinct.
In the British Isles known only from Norfolk on boggy heaths near King’s Lynn. (Dersingham bog NNR)
The first two specimens were taken in July, 1880 and the species occurred commonly up to about 1900.
Not noted since 1962.

See also: Archips betulana

Verification Grade Comment: Considered Extinct

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 1962.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/1962128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1891328TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1890128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
July 1880228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1880+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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