Irish moths

Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, Pandemis heparana

Family: Tortricidae       Sub-family: Tortricinae

972     *     Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix     *     Pandemis heparana

Widespread, fairly common
Wingspan: 16-24mm. Distinct 'tooth' in centre of cross-line on each forewing.

Flight time: June-September
Habitat: Woodland, gardens

Food plant: Rolled leaves of fruit and deciduous trees

Very similar: Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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