Cherry Bark Tortrix - Enarmonia formosana
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.
The species occurs in gardens, parks and orchards where the larval foodplants occur.
The moth flies during June and July.
The larvae feed on the bark of fruit and ornamental cherry trees.
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.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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