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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden in Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, October 2012.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is a fairly common resident throughout the British Isles. These moths are extremely variable in colour, ranging from almost black and white to pale brown or beige, or any combination of. The pattern is generally consistent, though the darker out half of the fore wing can have lighter blotches.

 

WING SPAN: 14mm to 18mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.         

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths are on the wing from July to September, and there is probably one single protracted brood. They are attracted to light, and there habitats are numerous and can be virtually any where where tree's and shrubs occur.

LARVAL PERIOD: The mature caterpillars are up to about 11mm in length. They feed on wild and cultivated roses and many other deciduous tree's and shrubs. There is not a lot of information available for this larvae.

 

HABITAT: Habitat types are numerous, and can be virtually any where where tree's and shrubs occur.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: They feed on the leaves of  cultivated roses and many other deciduous tree's and shrubs.

                                             

SIMILAR SPECIES: There are several tortrix of similar colouration.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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