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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden in Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, July 2009.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth  is a common resident, and well distributed  throughout England, Wales and some parts of Scotland.

 

WING SPAN: 16mm to 24mm.                                   STATUS: Resident

  

FLIGHT PERIOD: These moths are on the wing from June through into August. They fly at night, and are attracted to light.

 

LARVAL PERIOD: The caterpillars when mature are up to about 16mm in length, and fairly slender. Food plants for this species are fruit tree's, and some other tree's and shrubs.

 

HABITAT: Their habitats include, orchards, parks, gardens, hedgerows, woodland rides and fringes, in fact wherever the caterpillars host tree's grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: Fruit tree's, and some other tree's and shrubs. 

                       

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix is usually a lighter ground colour.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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