Lozotaeniodes formosana

    Alternative names
    Orange Pine Twist, Lozotaeniodes formosanus

    Wingspan 20-26 mm. A distinctive and very attractive species.

    Identification difficulty

    Shows a preference for Scots Pine woodland.

    When to see it

    It flies from dusk onwards between June and August, and is attracted to light.

    Life History

    Larva feeds on Scots Pine.

    UK Status

    Locally distributed in Southern England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

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

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map