Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0977 (ABH49.013) Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR04557

Male, Great Staughton
Male, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Male, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Female, Great Staughton
Female, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Male
Male
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Female
Female
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Male, Great Staughton
Male, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Male, Great Staughton
Male, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This species has pronounced sexual dimorphism. The male has a costal fold on the forewing and is usually smaller and more brightly coloured. The female has no costal fold and has a much more protruding apex on the forewing.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: male 19-23mm, female 20-28mm.
Foodplant(s): deciduous trees
Flying: One/two overlapping generations, May-September
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 121 (44.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 08 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 May to 09 May

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Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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 Photo © Peter Bissell
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