Cherry Bark Tortrix - Enarmonia formosana

Alternative names
Cherry Bark Moth and Cherry-bark Moth

Wingspan 15 to 19 mm. At first glance this looks to be a rather dull moth, but closer investigation reveals a complex combination of browns, white and metallic blue markings.

Identification difficulty

The species occurs in gardens, parks and orchards where the larval foodplants occur.

When to see it

The moth flies during June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed on the bark of fruit and ornamental cherry trees.

UK Status

Locally distributed in Britain, apart from northern Scotland and western Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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

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