Friday, 16 July 2010

Pandemis corylana on Alder Buckthorn

On 27th June 2010 I found a small green caterpillar in a rolled leaf on my Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus).
Despite suspecting it to be the ubiquitous Epiphyas postvittana, I kept the larva which soon pupated.
On the 13th July 2010 I was pleased to discover that a pristine Pandemis corylana had emerged.
Otherwise known as the Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, the larvae of Pandemis corylana are known to feed on a wide variety of trees and shrubs.


  1. nice photo; nice blog; bravo

  2. Thank you. I've just enjoyed looking at your own blogs. I seemed to only ever catch Perch, Chub and Eels in my youth.