Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1033 (ABH49.059) Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana, Linnaeus, 1758

KR04370

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is the only green Tortrix found in the UK.


Wingspan: 18-23 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), deciduous trees
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common

Habitat

Oak woods and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 106 (39.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 May to 25 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 19 May to 11 June

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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