Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

04719 Metendothenia atropunctana, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

BF1085 (ABH49.159)


General Information

This is the smallest species of the genus. It is characterised by its conspicuous black postmedian spot and the pink tinge to the forewing.

Wingspan: c. 15mm.
Foodplant(s): Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
National status:


Damp heaths.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana