The Moths of Suffolk
977 Archips podana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, grassland, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August, possible partial second brood in September

Larval foodplants : On the buds, leaves and flowers of a wide variety of trees and shurbs

Morley's Final Catalogue : An abundant June species in all our woods, on oak; Mildenhall (E. A. Elliott) Gorleston (D). Sometimes at sugar.

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 19-23mm, female 20-28mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultArchips oporana
Archips betulana

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Eye, Suffolk (3.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (3.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Dark form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
 
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Eye, Suffolk (26.vi.2009) © Paul Kitchener
Male - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman