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)

    49.091 BF1011

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map