Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0989 (ABH49.031) Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana, (Hübner, 1793)

KR04596

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Woodwalton Fen
Woodwalton Fen
 Photo © Katy Smith
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This is a rather plain looking moth, usually with a distinct yellowish suffusion around the head and the base of the forewings.


Wingspan: 17-24mm
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Coastal sandhills, waste ground, grassland, fens, heathland, scrub and dampish areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 51 (18.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 30 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 April to 27 June

Similar Species
Ridsdale, Northumberland
Ridsdale, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Bilberry Tortrix Aphelia viburnana

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Black, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5