Lozotaenia forsterana

    Alternative names
    Large Ivy Twist

    Wingspan 20-29 mm. This is one of the largest of the Tortricidae and has boldly spotted grey-brown wings.

    Identification difficulty

    Mainly suburban habitats such as parks and gardens

    When to see it

    The adults fly at night during June and July

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a variety of trees and shrubs, showing a preference for Ivy

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and found throughout most of Britain. 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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map