Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © John Lyden,  Attracted to light. Clun Forest, Shropshire 05/11/2021

Immature stages

Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (20-23mm (male))
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Exapate congelatella
Frost Tortrix

(Clerck, 1759)1026 / 49.043
=Autumnal Shade

Uncommon declined resident.

Rhamnus cathartica, Ligustrum vulgare, Crataegus spp. with larva feeding from May to July in spun shoots. Female is brachypterous.

Recorded in 37 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-23mm (male)
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   various shrubs
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
04/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
25/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
24/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
11/11/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO49
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