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Tortrix viridana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Tortrix viridana)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Tortricoidea family Tortricidae subfamily Tortricinae tribe Tortricini genus Tortrix → species Tortrix viridana

Species name(s)

Tortrix viridana (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758 = Tortrix viridana coeruleana Sorhagen, 1881 = Tortrix suttneriana Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Tortrix viridana (f.) flavana Zincken, 1821 = Tortrix coeruleana Sorhagen 1881 = Phalaena flavipes Geoffroy, 1785 = Tortrix intermedia Dufrane 1957 = Tortrix pflegeriana Vlach 1942 = Tortrix suttneriana Schiffermüller 1776. [9, 10, 187]



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky.

Forewing length

11—12 mm.


16—24 mm.

Primary colors

Green, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Tortrix viridana)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].
  • Deciduous forests of Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor to the Caucasus. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Listovertkoy characteristic green color. Length of front wing to 1.2 cm. Painting light green, dark rear wings with white fringe. At rest, the rear fenders are closed front. [5].
  • The front wings are green, gray back. The wingspan of 20 to 22 mm. [11].
  • Wingspan: 16-24 mm. [PC93].

General info about Imago

  • Oak moth flies at night in the oak forests, parks and gardens. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • June July. [5].
  • Mid summer. [11].
  • May - July [PC93].

General info about Larva

  • Track Tortrix viridana dark, wrapped in leaves of oak leaves and harm. [5].
  • Larvae greenish, sometimes almost black, with a black head, blackish dots fine hairs. [11].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Young shoots of oak (Quercus). [5].
  • Oak. First skeletonizing caterpillar food plants leaves, and then eat them at all. If eaten oak, the caterpillar can eat on the lindens, maples, oaks and hazel. [11].

Larva lifespan

  • C end of April to the end of May - beginning of June. [5].
  • From spring to June. [11].


  • Pupation on the underside of the leaves or bark cracks. [11].


  • Eggs are laid in the tops of the oaks. [11].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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20.06.2015 10:56, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 16—24 mm. Flight time: June, July → May, June, July.

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