Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1000 (ABH49.022) Ptycholoma lecheana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR04574

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This moth is distinguished by its dark colouration suffused with yellow and with metallic edging of the median fascia and forewing. It flies wildly over trees and bushes in the afternoon and evening.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 16-23mm.
Foodplant(s): broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-June
National status: Common

Habitat

Wooded areas and orchards.

Regional Information

Recorded in 34 (12.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 May to 08 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 May to 05 June

Recorded date range (Pupa): 06 May to 06 May