Ptycholomoides aeriferana

    Alternative names
    Larch Twist, Ptycholomoides aeriferanus

    Wingspan 17 to 21 mm. This can be quite a beautiful species with rich red-browns and gold.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats especially areas where the larval food plant is present.

    When to see it

    The moths fly in July and August, and are attracted to light.

    Life History

    The food plant is European Larch, the larvae spinning the needles together.

    UK Status

    Since its first discovery in Kent in 1951, it has quickly spread throughout a large part of England and is still expanding its range Northwards.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

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