The Moths of Suffolk
1025 Tortricodes alternella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-January to March

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus), Hornbeam (Carpinus), birches (Betula), Hazel (Corylus), hawthorns (Crataegus), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) or limes (Tilia)

Morley's Final Catalogue : In great profusion in all the larger oak-woods from Bentley to Fritton in February and March.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-23mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (i.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (ii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Plain form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (ii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (ii.2007) © Neil Sherman
 
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Belton 9 Acre Wood , Suffolk (6.ii.2011) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.ii.2015) © Neil Sherman