Fruitlet Mining Tortrix Pammene rhediella: Distribution map

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Fruitlet Mining Tortrix Pammene rhediella

(Clerck, 1759)


Wingspan c. 11mm.

This rather small species is commonest in central and southern England, becoming gradually scarcer further north into Scotland; also in Ireland.

The adult moths fly in May and June, especially in warm sunshine, around the tops of its host trees.

The larvae feed in the spun flowers and fruit of hawthorn (Crataegus), or occasionally fruit such as apple (Malus) or pear (Pyrus).
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