The Moths of Suffolk
976 Archips oporana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Coniferous woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to early August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves and in the stems of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Silver Fir (Abies alba), White Spruce (Picea glauca) or Juniper (Juniperus)

Records : Aldeburgh (vii.1965), Dunwich (1974 & 1975), King's Forest (SMG, 21.vi.2002), Tangham Forest (SMG, 10.vii.2004)

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 19-21mm, female 22-28mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultArchips podana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
Archips betulana

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Female - Dunwich, Suffolk (22.vi.2014) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (29.vi.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Female - Wordwell, Kings forest, Suffolk (13.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman