skip to Main Content

49.371 (BF1239)

Fruitlet Mining Tortrix   

Pammene rhediella
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae June-March in spun flowers or on the surface of a fruit

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species.  Less often Dogwood, Apple species, Pear, Wild Plum, Dwarf Cherry.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of some hawthorn berries noticed as being spun together at Hollands Boardwalk, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, on 28th June 2014 during a Scottish Entomolgists’ gathering that eventually produced this species.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

Back To Top