Archips podana - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 9 July 2013
Archips podana Adult


© Robin Howard

Archips podana (Scopoli, 1763)

Large Fruit-tree Tortrix

Wingspan: 18-22mm

Imago: plurivoltine - April-October. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from woodland, orchards, gardens.

Larva: polyphagous on various trees and shrubs including fruit trees. Larva feed through the summer hibernate through the winter before completing growth the following spring.