Carnation Tortrix - Cacoecimorpha pronubana


Wingspan 14 to 24 mm. It is a fairly distinctive moth with rounded forewings and bright orange hindwings.

Identification difficulty

Gardens, parks etc.

When to see it

Adults can be found on the wing in May and June and again in August and September.

Life History

The larvae feed on a wide variety of different plants.

UK Status

An adventive species, first recorded in Britain on the south coast in 1905. Since then it has spread widely over a large part of the British Isles and is fairly common in some parts. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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