Capua vulgana

    Alt Name
    Common Twist
    Description

    Wingspan 13 to19 mm. A fairly broad-winged Tortrix moth. The females are less well-marked than the males, which have paler markings on the base of the forewing, and a buff-coloured head.

    Habitat

    Woodland and well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    The main flight period is during May and June when the moths can be seen flying at dusk.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a range of woodland plants, including Alder, Rowan and Bilberry.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout much of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    Reference
    49.009 BF1007

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map