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Moths >Tortricidae » Olethreutinae
Wingspan 16-18 mm.
Flight period May to August. Later in the evening is the moth's normal flying time, when it can be attracted to light. It has quite a long flight period, from May to August.
Descripttion Although extremely variable, this species can usually be distinguished from its near relatives by the strong indentation or lacuna in the median fascia above the middle and in dark forms this indentation tends to become obscure but is seldom totally obliterated.
The larvae feed on a wide variety of herbaceous plants. A species with many more larval varieties than illustrated
Foodplants: August to June, overwintering in plant, such like spun leaves, shoots /flowers of a wide range of plants, ferns, shrubs and trees; Daucus, Succisa, Ononis, Mentha, Caltha, Ranunculus, Inula, Cirsium, Chrysanthemum, Lysimachia, Chenopodium, Urtica, Artemisia, Filipendula, Fragaria, Sanguisorba, Epilobium, Rubus, Salix, Betula, Ligustrum, Larix, Picea, Pteridium
Habitat Woodland fringes, verges, grassy fields and hedges.