Gypsonoma minutana
Gypsonoma minutana
Adult • Lakenheath, Suffolk. ex. larva on Populus • © Patrick Clement

49.278 BF1171

Gypsonoma minutana

(Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan c. 12-15 mm.

This rather distinctive, heavily-mottled Tortricid is locally distributed in the south-east of England where it frequents woodland margins.

The flight period of the adults is during July when the moths may be found resting on tree-trunks but are often hidden higher up in the canopy.

The foodplants are poplar (Populus), including aspen (P. tremula, the larva spinning two leaves together during May or June.
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