The Moths of Suffolk
1166 Zeiraphera griseana, Larch Tortrix, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland containing larch

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : On the needles of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), larches (Larix), pines (Pinus) and less often on Silver fir (Abies alba)

Records : Knettishall Heath (M R Hall & S Ward, 26.vii.2001)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered at Orford in July 1902, and at Felixstow the next year, by Gibbs (EMM. 1904, 80). Bentley Woods in 1933 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultZeiraphera isertana

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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ova ova ova ova ovalarva larvapupa ovalarvapupaimago ova ova ova ova ova

Further Photographs

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First site record, a female. Id confirmed by gen.det. (Jon Clifton) - Ipswich, Suffolk (28.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman