Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

Alternative names
Yellow-spot Twist

Wingspan 11-15 mm. With a wingspan of approximately 13 mm, it is one of the smaller Tortricidae. The conspicuous yellow blotch identifies this colourful moth when at rest.

Identification difficulty

Wide range of habitats, including hedgerows and gardens.

When to see it

Flying during May to July it can often be seen flying during the day around its main foodplant, Ash.

Life History

The larvae also feed on Privet.

UK Status

It is quite common through 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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