Tortricidae: Tortricinae

04596 Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana, (Hübner, 1793)

BF0989 (ABH49.031)

Christophstal, June 2015
Christophstal, June 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, June 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

This is a rather plain looking moth, usually with a distinct yellowish suffusion around the head and the base of the forewings.

Wingspan: 17-24mm
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Unknown


Coastal sandhills, waste ground, grassland, fens, heathland, scrub and dampish areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-Württemberg.

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 03 June to 18 July

Larva Type:
Black, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: