Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0972 (ABH49.026) Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR04580

Ex. larva on Lime , Great Staughton, June 2011
Ex. larva on Lime , Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Ex. larva on Lime , Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
On Lime, Great Staughton, May 2011
On Lime, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Lime, Great Staughton, May 2011
On Lime, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This is a highly variable species with a reddish-brown ground colour with some lighter variation.

 

The angular projection of the median facia and lack of white head distinguish this from other similar species.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 16-24 mm.
Foodplant(s): fruit trees, deciduous trees
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, woodland, scrub, grassland, and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 116 (43%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 07 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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