Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1147 (ABH49.238) Willow Tortrix Epinotia cruciana, (Linnaeus, 1761)



General Information

This species is distinctive with pale forewing markings which form the shape of a cross when seen from above.

Wingspan: 12-15 mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-early August
National status: Local


Damp open woodland, boggy heaths, banks of streams and sand dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 June to 30 August