Wingspan.20 to 30 mm. This rather large Tortrix is fairly distinctive. There is slight sexual dimorphism, females being generally larger than males.
June and July is the flight period for the adult moths, which are on the wing around dusk.
The larvae feed on a wide range of deciduous trees and other plants, for example oak, birch and willow as well as on lower-growing plants including bilberry and ivy generally in rolled or spun leaves.
Distributed widely though locally throughout England and Wales, and commonest in the south. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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