Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1216 (ABH49.200) Cherry Bark Moth Enarmonia formosana, (Scopoli, 1763)


Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

This moth has a distinctive brown, white and metallic blue colouration and pattern of the forewing.


The larvae feed on the bark and fruit of ornamental cherry trees.

Wingspan: 15-19 mm.
Foodplant(s): cherries (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status: Local


Parks, gardens, old orchards and mature ornamental cherry trees along suburban roads.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 11 September