Pseudosciaphila branderiana: Distribution map

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49.145 BF1088
Pseudosciaphila branderiana

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 21-27 mm.

One of the largest in its family, the typical form of this species is relatively plain in appearance. There is a 'banded' form, wahlhomiana however, which is quite common.

Found in the southern half of England, it is relatively uncommon but widely distributed.

The larvae feed on aspen (Populus tremula), either rolling a leaf or spinning two leaves together with silk, in typical Tortrix fashion.
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