Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

04831 Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1205 (ABH49.224)


General Information

This species can be identified by the darker area towards the head and the small blackish triangular blotch on each forewing, forming a diamond shape when at rest.


This is commonly known as the bud moth because of its damage to the fruit buds of orchard trees.

Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Foodplant(s): plants and shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Open woodland, hedgerows, orchards, gardens and larch plantations.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.