Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix - Pandemis heparana


Wingspan 16-24 mm.

Identification difficulty

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)

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

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