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0977 ~ Archips podana ~ Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England and Wales, rare in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at several scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M. 15-21mm. F. 16-23mm.

Confusion species


A. oporana and A. betulana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine+)

Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Many trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on upper surface of leaves. Larva forms a spinning beneath the leaf, or attaches a leaf to the fruit and feeds within. Pupates in larval habitation.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 18th July 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 12th July 2012, Commins Coch
Pic shows a male.