Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1205a (ABH49.225) Spilonota laricana, (Heinemann, 1863)



General Information

This species was previously thought to be a rather dark but distinctive form of S. ocellana with comparatively narrow forewings, a nearly pure white ground colour with blackish grey markings and larvae which feed on larch.

Wingspan: 11-17mm
Foodplant(s): larches (Larix spp.), Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 16 (5.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 June to 20 August