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49.059 ~ 1033 ~ Tortrix viridana ~ Green Oak Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and can be very common, throughout the British Isles as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

The 2010 record from Middletown was the first since 1988. However, since 2010 it has been recorded on further occasions and been found to be locally common in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-24mm.

Confusion species

Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Oak woodland.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on bark. Larva lives in spun leaves and shoots and feeds within. Pupates in a folded leaf edge of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 26th June 2010, Middletown

Photo by MDH, 10th July 2010, L.Vyrnwy