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Adoxophyes orana
Summer Fruit Tortrix (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1834)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  16/06/2018 - Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: M15-19mm, F18-22mm
Flight: Two Generations. Jun and Aug - Oct.
Foodplant:   Apple, pear, cherries and blackthorn etc.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Pronounced sexual dimorphism, Female markings essentially as in male but more subdued and often partially obsolete.
Orchards and gardens, not very active by day.

First discovered in the British Isles in 1950, and was a pest in apple and cherry orchards in south-east England.

Old 1950's W. Norfolk records from Upwell, Wisbech, and Walton Highway. Several recent records - 2016 records from Great Ryburgh and Repps-with-Bastwick.

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1953.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
31/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
21/08/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
17/08/2018127TG20 - Norwich
15/08/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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