Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Archips podana
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 14mm) Wingspan (22-28mm (f), 19-21mm (m))
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Archips oporana
Pine Tortrix

(Linnaeus, 1758)976 / 49.011
Norfolk status
Scarce in coniferous woodland and plantations in parts of south-eastern England. Originally known only from a few specimens taken in the New Forest and Woolmer Forest, Hampshire.

Female larger, and general colouration variable between sexes (see comparison below)

Adult moths fly from mid-afternoon to early evening, flying actively around conifers at dusk. The larvae feed from September to June, overwintering in a silken tube spun between needles of the foodplant, feeding on new shoots in the spring.

Recent records from Dersingham bog NNR and Thetford Forest.

[BTS vol1, p100]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Species comparison plate from - Conifer Moths of the British Isles. J. Clifton. J. Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
26/06/2018128TF91 - Dereham
23/10/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/10/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/06/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 22-28mm (f), 19-21mm (m)
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Silver Fir, White Spruce, Juniper
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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