Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0980 (ABH49.015) Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR04559

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has only minor sexual dimorphism. The female doesn't have a costal fold, but has a protruding apex on the forewing.


Wingspan: male 15-21mm, female 16-23mm.
Foodplant(s): deciduous trees
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodlands and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 84 (31.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 27 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 June to 10 June

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