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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden on Corporation Street, Stafford, June 1993.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is fairly common resident throughout most of the British Isles. There is some variation of both the ground colour of the fore wings, and the intensity of the markings.

 

WING SPAN: 15mm to 22mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

         

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths are single brooded and are on the wing in May and June. They fly during the late afternoon and early evening.

LARVAL PERIOD: This caterpillar feeds from within a shelter constructed from leaves, folded and spun together. They can be found from July through to October. These larvae over winter when full grown before pupating in April and May of the following year.

 

HABITAT: Its habitats include mountains, moor lands, wood land and occasionally heaths and park land.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:  Its food plants are Oak, Birch, Wild Rose, Sallow, Bramble and many other tree's and shrubs

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: There are several species of tortrix that are similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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