Ditula angustiorana (Haworth, 1811)

red-barred tortrix

on woody plants

Ditula angustiorana  on Picea omorika

Picea omorika, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol, 7.iii.2014 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Ditula angustiorana  on Picea omorika


Ditula angustiorana: pupa



The larva lives in a spinning, feeding on the leaves, flower buds and fruits. Said by (Robbins, 1991a) to be able to mine in Abies needles, but this hardly be more than an incidental observation.


a polyphagous non-miner of deciduous trees and shrubs; very rare on conifers; has been recorded as mining Abies (Robbins, 1991a).

host plants

Broadly polyphagous

Abies grandis; Buddleja davidii; Buxus sempervirens; Hedera helix; Hippophae rhamnoides; Juniperus communis; Larix decidua; Laurus nobilis; Ligustrum; Malus; Picea abies, omorika; Pinus sylvestris; Prunus; Pyrus; Quercus; Rhododendron; Taxus baccata; Viscum album; Vitis vinifera.


Univoltine: late summer, hibernation as larva in a spinning.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Slovenia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Corley (2005a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a); Robbins (1991a).

mod 27.viii.2018