The Moths of Suffolk
981 Archips rosana, Rose Tortrix, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Orchards and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to September

Larval foodplants : On the buds and leaves of trees and shrubs, mainly broad-leaved but also conifers

Records : Weston (N Muddeman, 1999), Eye (P Kitchener,, Mendlesham (S Woolnough,, Hollesley (N Mason, 29.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means general; never seen alive here (Mly). Bentley, Shrubland, Ipswich in 1931-4 (Whit), Hemley in 1906 (Wlr); occasionally at Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 15-18mm, female 17-24mm


Confusion species
    AdultArchips crataegana, Brown Oak Tortrix

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Madjarovo, Bulgaria ( © Neil Sherman