Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Feb-Mar

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: A range of bushes and trees, mainly oak and hornbeam.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19811883188318831883
Year last recorded20142015201420152015
Number of records37801337117
Number of individuals20160824829016
Unique positions163337245
Unique locations143535255
Adult records37791286916
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 338 records from 114 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.044 Tortricodes alternella 05
© Andy Nunn
49.044 Tortricodes alternella 04
© Andy Nunn
49.044 Tortricodes alternella 03
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Mar 2011
49.044 Tortricodes alternella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 23 Feb 2011
49.044 Tortricodes alternella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Feb 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common, especially in woodland, and recorded from all five vice-counties.

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