Codling Moth - Cydia pomonella
Wingspan 14-22 mm. A fairly distinctive greyish 'Tortrix' with a darker, often coppery-brown, roundish patch towards the rear of the wing.
Gardens, orchards and hedgerows.
The adults occur mainly in July and August and sometimes with a second generation in September and October.
The caterpillars feed inside the fruits of Apple, Quince, Pear and other wild and cultivated fruit.
It is fairly common throughout much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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