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49.008 ~ 1008 ~ Philedone gerningana ~ Cinquefoil Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout Britain, more local in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the north of the county. 

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-18mm.

Confusion species

Epiphyas postvittana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly an upland species.


Many plants and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within spun leaves and flowerheads. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 25th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy