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15mm moth

Observed: 11th July 2012 By: keithphotos.evanskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrates
15mm moth
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) interacts


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Hi Martin I don't think it is

Hi Martin
I don't think it is corylana for the reasons given i.e. in corylana the rear edge of the basal fascia runs obliquely and more or less paralell with the median fascia which is definitely not the case in the moth shown in the photograph. In cerasana the basal and median fasciae diverge from each other as in the case of the pictured moth. Some cerasana do show a certain amount of reticulation on the wings.
It is not a great picture for identification purposes because of the angle at which it is taken so I would agree that the safest course is to just id it to genus and agree it is Pandemis sp.

Jonathan Wallace

Martin Harvey's picture


Hi Jonathan, thanks for your comments and having looked at it again I entirely agree with you that cerasana is the most likely ID (I hadn't seen your ID when I added mine).

Entomologist and biological recorder

keithphotos.evans's picture

re above

thankyou martin and jonathan, regards keith.