Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana

Tortricidae » Olethreutinae

Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana

49.341 BF1260 Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana (Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan 12-16 mm. Forewing length 7-10mm. This species has a dark and light form with distinctive dark markings and marbling.

Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana

The adult flies July and August, and is found in deciduous woodland, hedgerows and gardens. It will come to light. Locally common throughout. The larva feeds in the acorns or nuts of oaks, Sweet Chestnut and Walnut.

Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana

Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

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Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

Crambidae » Scopariinae

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

63.069 BF1342 Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea (Curtis, 1827)

Wingspan 17-22 mm. Forewing length 8-10mm. A narrow-winged species which is sharply pointed at the apex.

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

The adult flies July into late autumn, and is attracted to light. Found near the coast, and in woodlands and gardens. Common and widespread. The larva feeds on mosses.

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea

© Pete Hillman September 2017.

Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis

Gelechiidae » Anomologinae

Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis

35.047 BF779 Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis (Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan 11-12 mm. Forewing length 4.5-6.5mm. Note the arrangement of dark spots on the forewings along with the cream markings and band. These images are only representative of the species, as there are other very similar Bryotropha and accurate identification can only be attained through genitalia examination.

Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis

The adult flies June and July, and is attracted to light. Found in urban areas like parks and gardens. Fairly common in the south of England, more local further north. The larva feeds on mosses growing on walls.

Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis

Pyralidae » Phycitinae

Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis

62.048 BF1470 Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan 23-28 mm. Forewing length 11-13mm. Quite an unmistakable moth with distinctive zig-zag markings.

Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis

The adult flies July and August, and are readily attracted to light. Found in woodland and hedgerows. Local, and found mainly in the south of Britain. The larva feeds on Ash beneath the bark.

Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana

Tortricidae » Tortricinae

Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana

49.024 BF969 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana (Fabricius, 1794)

Wingspan 18-21 mm. Forewing length 9-12mm. This Tortrix has a distinctive reddish-brown netted pattern.

Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana

The adult flies July and August, and is found in wooded areas, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread, but more local in Scotland. The larva feeds on various deciduous trees.

Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana

Tortricidae » Tortricinae

Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana

49.062 BF1036 Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 12-17mm. Forewing length 6-8mm. The forewing has a reddish-brown netted pattern over a sandy ground colour, and a dark greyish-brown cross-line which may be variable in intensity.

The adult flies July and August, flies at dusk and is attracted to light. It is seen in mixed woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. Common and widespread, but local in Scotland. The larva feeds on Field Maple and Sycamore.

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

Barred Marble Celypha striana

Tortricidae » Olethreutinae

Barred Marble Celypha striana

49.161 BF1063 Barred Marble Celypha striana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 16-22 mm. Forewing length 7 to 10mm. A brownish moth with a distinct dark brown cross-band.

Barred Marble Celypha striana

The adult flies June to August, and it inhabits grassland. A common and widespread species in southern Britain, becoming less so further north. The larva feeds on the roots of Dandelion.

Barred Marble Celypha striana

© Pete Hillman June 2015 and July 2017.