Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix - Pandemis corylana


Wingspan 18-21 mm. The reticulations on the forewing of this species give rise to its English name, although the intensity of these varies somewhat.

Identification difficulty

Particularly favours woodland areas.

When to see it

The moth flies in July and August.

Life History

The larvae feed on a wide variety of deciduous trees, rolling the leaves in a manner characteristic of the Tortricidae.

UK Status

Fairly common over most 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

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