September to May in rolled or folded leaf on many deciduous trees, including fruit trees,
Acer, Alnus, Betula, Corylus, Quercus, Salix, Sorbus, Tilia
. Also on
16 mm described.
Pale green frons. Capsule; yellowish brown with light green tints. Mouthparts dark brown. Black postero-lateral mark. Stemmatal area black.
Translucent apple green. Prothoracic shield; pairs of black spots and, laterally, black crescent.
Translucent pale green with yellowish tarsus.
Translucent apple. Contractile dorsal vessel shows as darker dorsal line. Integument may be coloured to suggest indistinct lighter subdorsal band and darker lateral band .
Whitish green with fine pale brown peritreme. Largest on A8 & T1.
Concolorous. Crochets light brown.
is very similar in late instar. The black markings on the prothoracic plate are almost identical, but perhaps coarser on
. The body is usually apple green in
and jade or emerald green in
. Time of year should help separate them;
is a larva over winter from September to May,
from May to July. In May
is full grown while
is in early instar. Until more illustrations and descriptions are available of other related Tortricid larvae, identification should be confirmed by raising the larvae.