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PICTURE: Caught at light, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, June 2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is one of the largest of the tortrix moths. It is found throughout Britain, and is fairly common.

 

WING SPAN: 20mm to 29mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths are single brooded and are on the wing during June and July. They fly at night and are easily disturbed by day.

 

LARVAL PERIOD: This caterpillar feeds on a large variety of tree's and shrubs, and is found in late summer and early autumn.

 

HABITAT: Its habitats are parks, gardens, hedgerows and other bushy places

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FOOD PLANT/S:  Its food plants are a numerous range of tree's and shrubs, but is said to have a preference for Ivy.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: There are one or two similar tortrix moths, but they are smaller .

           
               
             
               
             
 

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