Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1205 (ABH49.224) Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR04831

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 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
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Whitley Bay 13-07-15
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General Information

This species can be identified by the darker area towards the head and the small blackish triangular blotch on each forewing, forming a diamond shape when at rest.

 

This is commonly known as the bud moth because of its damage to the fruit buds of orchard trees.


Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Foodplant(s): plants and shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open woodland, hedgerows, orchards, gardens and larch plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 101 (37.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 April to 25 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 July to 29 July