Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © NHM Cockayne Collection,  (Male) E. A. Atmore - Kings Lynn. bred 1892.

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Archips podana
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Sweet-gale Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (M.19-21 mm, F. 20-24 mm)
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Archips betulana
Norfolk Tortrix

(Hübner, 1787)978 / 49.012
Norfolk status
Only ever recorded from Norfolk in the British Isles and has not been seen since about 1900, but may still exist!?

First recorded in 1881 from the King’s Lynn/Dersingham bog area on boggy heaths where Myrica gale is found.
Dozens of larvae were collected and adults netted freely flying about Myrica gale in the early evening (Atmore, 1889).


See also: Choristoneura lafauryana

Verification Grade Comment: Considered Extinct

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1881.
Last Recorded in 1900.
Additional Stats

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Notes on Tortrix decretana with a description of its larva - E A Atmore 1889. Ent. Mon. Mag. 25. 242
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1900+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1891228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
29/07/1888 to 10/08/1888+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
July 1888+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1881+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: M.19-21 mm, F. 20-24 mm
Flight: August
Foodplant:   Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)
Nat Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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