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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521984198219731994
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records18110027216032
Number of individuals56625664533696
Unique positions4645786314
Unique locations4345816214
Adult records18010026615432
Immature records00510

For the county, we have a total of 745 records from 245 sites. First recorded in 1952.


1033 Green Oak Tortrix 04
© Andy Nunn
1033 Green Oak Tortrix 03 larva
© Andy Nunn
1033 Tortrix viridana 02
© David & Paul Ashton, 17th June 2014
1033 Tortrix viridana 01
© Terry Box, 19 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often very common to abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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