Sunday, 10 May 2009

Fruitlet Mining Tortrix?

Another new nasty today, I think it's probably a Fruitlet mining moth (Pammene rhediella ) though I have my doubts as the colour and 
season seem slightly wrong. 
Which ever species it it, this one is 
rather more damaging, as it bores right into the fruit. 
I've only found it on Conference so far, perhaps because the long 
fruitlets are set close together, giving it more shelter. It usually joins two fruitlets together with silk, which is the best clue to spotting it.

More on the various Tortrix moths

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