Main: (Tortricidae / Tortricinae)
49.044 [B&F: 1025] Tortricodes alternella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Common, in deciduous woodland, especially of oak, throughout Britain. In Hampshire, widely distributed and relatively common in oak woodland, appearing in 2009 in considerable numbers, including in many gardens well away from oak woodland. Likely to be under-recorded on the Isle of Wight with few recent records. Wingspan 19-23mm. One of the earliest Tortricids to emerge in Spring and unlikely to be confused with hibernating Tortricids which may be on the wing in early spring [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Oak, Hornbeam, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Lime and Birch, living between leaves spun together with silk, and over-wintering as a pupa.

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