Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1085 (ABH49.159) Metendothenia atropunctana, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

KR04719

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

This is the smallest species of the genus. It is characterised by its conspicuous black postmedian spot and the pink tinge to the forewing.


Wingspan: c. 15mm.
Foodplant(s): Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp heaths.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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Local