Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Syndemis musculana Hübner, [1799]
Dark-barred Twist

Family: Tortricidae
Checklist Number: 49.028

A scarce moth found in a variety of habitats so may well prove more common. An attractive moth when fresh but can become difficult to identify when worn. An overwintering species which can be found on the wing from early evening from June to October and in the following spring when the full-grown larvae pupate

The larva feeds from a folded leaf, on bramble Rubus, birch Betula and oak Quercus, and many other trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses

Syndemis musculana
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