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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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.

Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

Tortricidae » Tortricinae

Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

49.077 BF1048 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 14-18 mm. Forewing length 6-9mm. An extremely variable species in patterning and colouration. A melanic form also occurs. Like other similar species of Tortrix, it mimics bird-droppings to evade predation.

Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

The adult flies June to October, and is found in woodland, hedgerows, orchards and gardens. It often comes to light or sugar, and can easily be disturbed from vegetation during the day. Common and widespread throughout the British Isles.

Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

The larva feeds on the leaves of a variety of trees and shrubs, including roses, brambles, hawthorns, cherries and apples. It is usually seen May to early July.

Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

© Pete Hillman August and September 2017

Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana

Tortricidae » Tortricinae

Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana

Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 49.051 BF1021

Wingspan 15-18 mm. Forewing length 7-10mm. A somewhat muted coloured, variegated or mottled moth. This is quite a variable species and it can be very similar to other Cnephasia species, and hence the image above is only representative of the species. Genitalia dissection is usually required for confirmation.

The adult flies June to August and is attracted to light. It is found in open woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread. The larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.

© Pete Hillman June 2017.