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Exapate congelatella
Frost Tortrix (Clerck, 1759)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1026 / 49.043
Photo © Richard Eagling,  11/11/2023 - Upton (Simon Taylor, Graham Stocker)

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 20-23mm (male)
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   various shrubs
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status

One of the latest of the Tortricidae to be on the wing, occurring from October into December in hedgerows and moorland throughout much of Britain, with a preference for moorland further north.

The female has much reduced vestigial wings (brachypterous)

Unknown West Norfolk VC28 reference on old micro distribution maps, no further information.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2023.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2023127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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