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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden, Farsley, Pudsey, October 2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: Distribution of this moth is rather patchy, and it is found over the greater part of British Isles. This species seems to have a preference to hedgerows in the south, and moor land in the north, though this is not a strict rule.

 

WING SPAN: 18mm to 22mm.                                   STATUS: Resident

   

FLIGHT PERIOD: The male moths of this species have very elongated wings, the females wings vestigial, being much reduced in size. It is single brooded and is on the wing quite late in the year for a tortrix species, it flies from October through into December.

 

LARVAL PERIOD: No data.

 

HABITAT: No data.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: They feed on the roots of Dandelion by boring into them.

                                      

SIMILAR SPECIES: None.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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