Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1025 (ABH49.044) Tortricodes alternella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR04439

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood, Feb. 2008
Monks Wood, Feb. 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This moth has an unusually narrow wingshape for a Tortrix. It is one of the earliest of the Tortricids to emerge.


Wingspan: 19-23 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Flying: One generation, February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 33 (12.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in February 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 January to 06 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, Purple, White
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5