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


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

UK Map