Timothy Tortrix

Aphelia paleana


Wingspan 18 - 22mm. The fore-wings are very pale, straw coloured with a slight yellow suffusion to the head and wing bases.


Open ground, often in dampish areas. The larvae feed on a wide selection of herbaceous plants.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread through southern Britain, but less common in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons where it is normally detected as a caterpillar.

Best time to see

June to August.