Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham. VC33. 06/2015

Similar West Midlands Species
Archips crataegana
Brown Oak Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (male 15-18mm, female 17-24mm.)
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Archips rosana
Rose Tortrix

(Linnaeus, 1758)981 / 49.016

Uncommon resident in hedgerows and scrub.

Polyphagous on trees and shrubs with larva feeding from April to June, initially in a bud, then rolled or spun leaves; also on flowers and fruit.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: male 15-18mm, female 17-24mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Fruit trees (Raspberry), as well as cultivated rose.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
20/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
21/06/20172VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
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