The Moths of Suffolk
1033 Tortrix viridana, Green Oak Tortrix, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Oak woodland, other open woodland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-July

Larval foodplants : On the buds and leaves of oaks (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Often in clouds in woods; especially destructive to oak-foliage in 1918.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCream-bordered Green Pea, Earias clorana

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (23.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Worn specimen. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Larva from spinning between oak leaves - Purdis Heath, Suffolk (8.v.2011) © A Prichard
 
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Larva from spinning between oak leaves - Purdis Heath, Suffolk (8.v.2011) © A Prichard