Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix - Pandemis cerasana
Wingspan 16-25 mm. This is one of several quite similar 'Tortrix' moths which hold their wings in a flattened, bell-shape posture when at rest.
It is to be found in gardens, orchards and other woodland areas.
Flies from June to August from dusk into the night and is attracted to light.
The food plants are many kinds of deciduous trees, especially fruit-trees.
It is quite a common species throughout much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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