Holly Tortrix - Rhopobota naevana

Description

Wingspan 12-16mm. The shape is quite distinctive.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Occupies a wide variety of habitats but often near to Holly.

When to see it

The adults are quite variable and fly between July and September, frequently coming to light.

Life History

The larval foodplants include Holly and Bilberry among others.

UK Status

A fairly frequent species throughout 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 & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

Reference
49.223 BF1159

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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