Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758
green oak tortrix
The young larvae bore into buds, but soon they live freely at the undersides of folded or inrolled leaves. In some years extremely numerous.
Quercus canariensis, petraea, pubescens, robur, suber.
Especially in years of mass occurrence larvae may be found also on other tree species.
distribution within Europe
Body green; head brownish black; prothoracic and anal plates pale brown to green. Pinacula brown, sometimes partly greenish brown (Swatschek).
See Patočka & Turčáni.
Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Mannai, Ezzine & Ben Jamâa (2018a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).