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.
Particularly favours woodland areas.
The moth flies in July and August.
The larvae feed on a wide variety of deciduous trees, rolling the leaves in a manner characteristic of the Tortricidae.
Fairly common over most 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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