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49.016 ~ 0981 ~ Archips rosana ~ Rose Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, can be abundant in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Just a single very old record exists for the county at Welshpool in 1961.

Wingspan :   M. 15-18mm. F. 17-24mm.

Confusion species

A. crataegana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wooded areas, orchards and gardens.


Many trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on bark. Larva first feeds in a bud and later in a rolled leaf. Pupates in a cocoon in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th July 2014, Commins Coch