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Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758

Green Oak Tortrix
49.0590 (B&F: 1033)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Tortricinae
        »Tribe: Tortricini


Resident and immigrant. Very common and occasionally abundant by day and at light in our leading oak woods. Generally distributed and seen wherever light is deployed, but high numbers are local and distinctly episodic. When at a peak T.viridana flies in higher numbers than any other lepidopteron in Sussex. Single-brooded fyling mainly from late May to mid July. Larvae feed on oak both evergreen and pedunculate. (Pratt, 2011).

Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758
Barcombe, vi 2006
Photo: Clive Dickson
Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758
Lindfield, 10 vi 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman
Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758
Lindfield, 29 vi 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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