The Moths of Suffolk
969 Pandemis corylana, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of various broad-leaved trees and shrubs including Hazel (Corylus), Ash (Fraxinus), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus), brambles (Rubus) and oaks (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means general with us. Rarely at electric lights in Ipswich during July; Bentley, Glemham Magna, Leiston, Blythbro Wood in 1936, Beccles and Flixton.

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 18-21mm, female 18-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPandemis cerasana, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix

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Ramparts Field, Suffolk (10.viii.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (10.viii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (18.viii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (31.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (13.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener