Red-barred Tortrix - Ditula angustiorana
Wingspan 12-18 mm. With an average wingspan of around 15 mm, this is quite a small species, though the females are usually slightly larger and differ slightly in markings and colour.
Woodland, parks and gardens.
Adults are on the wing in June and July. The males sometimes fly in sunshine but both sexes fly at night and will come to light.
The larva is polyphagous on many plants, including Yew and Rhododendron - species that otherwise have few predators. It sometimes does superficial damage to ripening fruits in orchards.
It is to be found throughout much of Britain, though less commonly further north. 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)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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