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

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