The Moths of Suffolk
970 Pandemis cerasana, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, (Hübner, 1786)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, fens, gardens, heathland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to early August

Larval foodplants : On the buds and leaves of broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including maples (Acer), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus), oaks (Quercus), willows (Salix), bilberries (Vaccinium), limes (Tilia), birches (Betula), elms (Ulmus), Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia) and rowans (Sorbus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very general throughout the County in July. Bentley Woods, Staverton Thicks, at Monks Soham light, &c. Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 16-22mm, female 16-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPandemis corylana, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pandemis cinnamomeana
Pandemis heparana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pandemis dumetana

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (16.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Unusual form - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Staverton, Suffolk (19.vi.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vi.2013) © Neil Sherman