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Tortricidae (Tortricinae)


Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana (Haworth, 1811)

Ditula angustiorana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.004
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street; 20 Jun 2002
  • A male - females are more lightly marked
  • Larvae feed on various plants: can be a pest on raspberry.
  • NBN Atlas

Grape Tortrix Argyrotaenia ljungiana (Thunberg, 1797)

Argyrotaenia ljungiana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.020
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street; 16 May 2002
  • Length (head to wing cusp): 7.5mm
  • Larvae feed (amongst other plants) on apple and pear trees, or grape vines (where available): can be a pest.
  • NBN Atlas
  • Enlarged photgraph

Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana (Fabricius, 1781)

Lozotaenia forsterana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.029
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street; 28 Apr 2002
  • Larvae feed on various plants including ivy.
  • NBN Atlas

Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Hübner 1799)

Cacoecimorpha pronubana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.030
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street; 17 May 2002
  • Length (head to wing cusp): 7.5mm
  • Has spread across Britain since first sighted ca. 1905
  • NBN Atlas

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)

Epiphyas postvittana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.039
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street; 2 Jun 2007
  • A native of Australia, introduced to Britain in the 1930s and has spread widely since then.
  • Larvae feed on a wide variety of plants besides apple trees.
  • NBN Atlas

Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758

Tortrix viridana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.059
  • Cambridge (Adams Road sanctuary TL434586) 26 Jun 2012.
  • Larvae feed on oak leaves, to the point of being a pest by defoliation. Also other trees.
  • T. viridana is the type species of the genus Tortrix and hence of the entire vast family Tortricidae of over 10,000 species.
  • NBN Atlas

Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Agapeta hamana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.109
  • Cambridge, Barnwell East LNR TL479582; 25 Jul 2017.
  • Larvae feed on thistles (Carduus).
  • Another "common" name given is "Hook-marked Straw Moth".
  • NBN Atlas

White-bodied Conch Cochylis hybridella (Hübner, 1813)

Cochylis hybridella
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.136
  • Cambridge, St Ives railway line (disused) TL463614; 27 Jun 2002
  • Length: about 8mm
  • Distinuished from related species by its white thorax
  • Larvae feed within the seedheads of ox-tongue (Picris) or hawk's-beard (Crepis).
  • NBN Atlas

Ox-tongue Conch Cochylis molliculana Zeller, 1847

Cochylis molliculana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; Checklist: 49.138
  • Cambridge, Trumpington Meadows TL432542; 9 Jun 2015
  • Described by Zeller from Syracuse in Sicily. First found in Britain 1991, has spread but still rather sporadically distributed at present.
  • Larva feeds within seedheads of Bristly Oxtongue (Helminthotheca echioides)
  • NBN Atlas

Common Marble Celypha lacunana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Celypha lacunana
  • Subfamily: Olethreutinae; Checklist: 49.166
  • Cambridge (garden) 9 Jun 2002
  • Length (head to wing cusp): 8mm
  • Often disturbed in daylight. Metallic gold sheen in sunlight.
  • NBN Atlas

White Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma sociana (Haworth, 1811)

Gypsonoma sociana
  • Subfamily: Olethreutinae; Checklist: 49.281
  • Cambridge (garden) 22 Jul 2001
  • Length (head to wingtip): 7.5mm
  • The dark diamond at the suture is distinctive
  • Larvae burrow in twigs of poplar or sallow
  • NBN Atlas

Common Drill Dichrorampha petiverella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dichrorampha petiverella
  • Subfamily: Olethreutinae; Checklist: 49.321
  • Cambridge (garden) 1 Aug 2003
  • Length (head to wingtip): 8.5mm
  • Larvae feed on the roots of yarrow and tansy
  • NBN Atlas

Triple-stripe Piercer Grapholita compositella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Grapholita compositella
  • Subfamily: Olethreutinae; Checklist: 49.347
  • Cambridge, Barnwell East LNR TL479582. 29 July 2014.
  • Adults fly by day in short grassy habitats
  • Larvae feed on the stems and leaves of clover
  • NBN Atlas

Regal Piercer Pammene regiana (Zeller, 1849)

Pammene regiana
  • Subfamily: Olethreutinae; Checklist: 49.375
  • Cambridge, Coldhams Common TL472594. 16 June 2014.
  • Larvae feed inside the seeds of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), and pupate in a crevice of the bark.
  • NBN Atlas

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