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49.059 (BF1033)

Green Oak Tortrix   

Tortrix viridana
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June, in the buds then in a rolled or folded leaf.  Adults:  May-July.

Larval foodplants

Oak species; occasionally other deciduous trees.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron, Dumfriesshire, on 20th July 1951 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Portling on 2nd July 1976, both specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at The Forest in late June 1989 by E. F. Hancock.

60 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1989 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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