49.059 Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) 1033
ws: 17-24mm; May-Jun (UK moths), Jun-Jul (BTM); oak (Quercus spp) and other deciduous trees; common in oak woodland throughout GB
ID: The only green British tortrix. May be confused with the atypical Noctuid Earias clorana (Cream-bordered Green Pea) which has a more tented (less horizontal) resting posture and a broad cream costal border continuous with a cream anterior border to the thorax.
Page published 03/08/2012 | Specimen §2 (male genitalia) added 20/11/2012