The Moths of Suffolk
1216 Enarmonia formosana, Cherry Bark Tortrix, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Parks, gardens and old orchards

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

Larval foodplants : In the bark of various rosaceous trees, particularly mature apples (Malus) and ornamental cherries

Records : Aldeburgh (R M Mere, vii.1965), Woodbridge (R Kendrick, 1994), Burgh (N Sherman, 15.vii.1998), Ipswich (J Higgott, 2001), Beccles (N Muddeman, 2003), Brandon (G Austin,, Eye (P Kitchener, 2003-5), Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 6.vii.2003), Elveden (P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Woolpit (P Bryant, 27.viii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A Pest in gardens, feeding in bark of cherry, plum and apple. Common about Yarmouth (Paget 1834, p. 40); Copdock, Ipswich, Blaxhall, Monks Soham; Gorleston; never flies to light.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (3.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk (31.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vii.2012) © A Prichard