The Moths of Suffolk
1010 Ditula angustiorana, Red-barred Tortrix, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, woodland, heathland, scrub, orchards and a wide range of other habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of wide variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite frequent throughout the County. Copdock, Bentley Woods, common round Ipswich, Nacton, Felixstow, Orford, Aldeburgh on Scots-pine, Darsham, in Monks Soham garden but never flies to light. Gorleston (D). Bred from Scots-pine at Brandon in 1936 (MIy).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-18mm


Confusion species
    AdultArchips xylosteana, Variegated Golden Tortrix

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Great Cornard, Suffolk ( © Stuart Read

Flight chart
0 0 28 100 18 0

Life history chart
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larva larva ovapupaimago ovaimago larva larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk ( © Matthew Deans
Lynford, Norfolk ( © Lee Gregory
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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman