Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana: Distribution map

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49.030 BF985
Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana

(Hübner, [1799])


Wingspan 14-24 mm.

An adventive species, first recorded in Britain on the south coast in 1905. Since then it has spread widely over a large part of the British Isles, and is fairly common in some parts.

It is a fairly distinctive moth with rounded forewings and bright orange hindwings.

The larvae feed on a wide variety of different plants, and the adults can be found on the wing in May and June, and again in August and September.
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