Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1000 (ABH49.022) Ptycholoma lecheana, (Linnaeus, 1758)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

This moth is distinguished by its dark colouration suffused with yellow and with metallic edging of the median fascia and forewing. It flies wildly over trees and bushes in the afternoon and evening.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 16-23mm.
Foodplant(s): broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-June
National status: Common


Wooded areas and orchards.

Regional Information

Recorded in 36 (13.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 May to 08 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 May to 05 June

Recorded date range (Pupa): 06 May to 06 May