Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix - Pandemis heparana
Wingspan 16-24 mm.
Oak woodland, orchards and gardens.
This species flies between June and August, later in the North.
Sometimes called 'leaf-rollers', the larvae of many of this family live in 'spinnings' where a leaf is rolled around and attached together with silk. The larvae feed on various fruit and other deciduous trees.
Quite common over much of England, Wales and parts of Scotland. 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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