Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix - Pandemis heparana

    Description

    Wingspan 16-24 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Oak woodland, orchards and gardens.

    When to see it

    This species flies between June and August, later in the North.

    Life History

    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.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    49.026 BF972

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map