Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0974 (ABH49.020) Argyrotaenia ljungiana, (Thunberg, 1797)

KR04568

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
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, April 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, April 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, April 2012
ex. Larva, Great Staughton, April 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
On Hop, Great Staughton, April 2011
On Hop, Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This is a species which is typically well-marked but variable in colour with irregular markings.

 

The silver-white forewing ground colour is characteristic.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), broadleaved trees
Flying: Two generations, April-May and late June
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 46 (17%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 March to 25 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 June to 29 June

Similar Species
Culbin Forest, Moray
Culbin Forest, Moray
 Photo © Ian Fisher

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5