The Moths of Suffolk
972 Pandemis heparana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, heathland, grassland, and gardens

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of a wide variety of trees and shrubs

Morley's Final Catalogue : Our most abundant Tortrix, flitting everywhere along hedges at dusk. Assington to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPandemis cerasana, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pandemis cinnamomeana
Pandemis dumetana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Spexhall, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard