Red-barred Tortrix


Ditula angustiorana – This is quite a small species of Tortrix moth, and I believe this to be the male which is darker than the female, and is a little smaller.


Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 15th July 2019
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

11 thoughts on “Red-barred Tortrix

  1. Very interesting appearance! And I like the tentacles. These moths often have such beautiful patterns!

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    1. Moths are regarded by many as dull and uninteresting, but when you look closely they have all the colours and beauty as some butterflies do πŸ™‚

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      1. Absolutely! I almost always have caterpillars from the Phlogophora meticulosa here, but I never saw this wonderful moth. I think there are lots of them which are as beautiful as our “daylight” butterflies.

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