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49.033 ~ 0988 ~ Aphelia viburnana ~ Bilberry Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. A locally common species throughout British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Farirly locally common, recorded from a few sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-22mm.

Confusion species

A. paleana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Found on many deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in spun shoots. Pupates in a white silken cocoon in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 18th June 2011, Commins Coch