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

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