Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (18-23 mm.)
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Tortrix viridana

Linnaeus, 175849.059

Widespread and very common across our region wherever there are oaks. Comes to light at night, sometimes in very large numbers, and may be encountered swarming around oaks during the daytime. A possible confusion species is the macro-moth Cream-bordered Green Pea Earias clorana which is similar in size and resting position.

Recorded in 63 (81%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Oak
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Spatalistis bifasciana | Aleimma loeflingiana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP73
16/07/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP73
11/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
08/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97
06/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
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