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49.026 ~ 0972 ~ Pandemis heparana ~ Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles as far north as Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-24mm.

Confusion species

P. cerasana and P. cinnamomeana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly woodland.


Many trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on upper surface of leaves. Larva feeds in a rolled leaf. Pupates in spun leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin