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.

Identification difficulty

It is to be found in gardens, orchards and other woodland areas.

When to see it

Flies from June to August from dusk into the night and is attracted to light.

Life History

The food plants are many kinds of deciduous trees, especially fruit-trees.

UK Status

It is quite a common species throughout much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map