Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1033 (ABH49.059) Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana, Linnaeus, 1758


 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © David Griffiths

General Information

This is the only green Tortrix found in the UK.

Wingspan: 18-23 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), deciduous trees
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common


Oak woods and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 118 (43.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2024

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 25 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 May to 11 June

Recorded date range (Pupa): 27 May to 27 May

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 Photo © Peter Bissell
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