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Tortricidae (Tortricinae)


Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Agapeta hamana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 937
  • Cambridge, Barnwell East LNR TL479582; 25 Jul 2017.
  • Larvae feed on thistles (Carduus).
  • Another "common" name given is "Hook-marked Straw Moth".
  • NBN Atlas


Ox-tongue Conch Cochylis molliculana Zeller, 1847

Cochylis molliculana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 964a
  • 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


White-bodied Conch Cochylis hybridella (Hübner, 1813)

Cochylis hybridella
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 965
  • 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


Grape Tortrix Argyrotaenia ljungiana (Thunberg, 1797)

Argyrotaenia ljungiana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 974
  • 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


Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Hübner 1799)

Cacoecimorpha pronubana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 985
  • 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; BF: 998
  • 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


Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana (Fabricius, 1781)

Lozotaenia forsterana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 1002
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street; 28 Apr 2002
  • Larvae feed on various plants including ivy.
  • NBN Atlas


Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana (Haworth, 1811)

Ditula angustiorana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 1010
  • 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


Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758

Tortrix viridana
  • Subfamily: Tortricinae; BF: 1033
  • 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


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