Variegated Golden Tortrix - Archips xylosteana


    Wingspan 15 to 23 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Gardens and wooded areas.

    When to see it

    The adults fly from just before dusk into the night and are on the wing during July and August.

    Life History

    It uses a range of deciduous trees and shrubs for its foodplants.

    UK Status

    It can be found over much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly 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