ABH 49.024

0969 Checquerred Fruit-Tree Tortix Pandemis corylana ABH 49.024

BF 0969

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18-21 mm.


Reticulations on the forewing of this species give rise to its name but vary in intensity

Similar to Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix P. cerasana, but distinguished by the characteristic reticulate forewing pattern and the more strongly oblique outer margin of the basal fasciae, which are parallel with the median fascia, and the paler apex of the hindwing


Life Cycle

The moth flies in July and August, and is fairly common over most of Britain, especially in woodland areas..The larvae feed on a wide variety of deciduous trees, rolling the leaves in a manner characteristic of the Tortricidae. Larva polyphagous on a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, living within a spun or rolled leaf.



Favours deciduous woodland areas.Corylus, Fraxinus, Prunus, Quercus, Rubus





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