979 Brown Oak Tortrix Archips crataegana
(Hübner, 1799)Wingspan male: c. 20mm, female: c. 25mm
This sexually dimorphic species is relatively uncommon though has a wide distribution over much of the British Isles. It frequents mainly wooded habitats and flies from June to August.
Females are larger than the males, which have a 'costal fold' in common with a number of related species.
The larvae feed on a number of decidous trees, including oak (Quercus), elm (Ulmus), ash (Fraxinus) and sallow (Salix). They feed in a tightly-rolled leaf.