Tortrix viridana Linnaeus, 1758

green oak tortrix

on Quercus


The young larvae bore into buds, but soon they live freely at the undersides of folded or inrolled leaves. In some years extremely numerous.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus canariensis, petraea, pubescens, robur, suber.

Especially in years of mass occurrence larvae may be found also on other tree species.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


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).

mod 27.x.2019