Fruitlet Mining Tortrix - Pammene rhediella
Wingspan 11 mm. Predominantly a mix of chestnut and darker browns.
Around areas containing Hawthorn or fruit trees.
The adult moths fly from late April until June, especially in warm sunshine, around the tops of its host trees.
The larvae feed in the spun flowers and fruit of Hawthorn or occasionally fruit such as Apple or Pear.
This rather small species is commonest in central and southern England, becoming gradually scarcer further north into Scotland; also in Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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