Tortricidae : Tortricinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Alan Cornish,  19/06/2020 - Reydon

Approx Length (c. 14.5mm) Wingspan (20-29mm)
Upload a Photo
Lozotaenia forsterana
Large Ivy Tortrix

(Fabricius, 1781)1002 / 49.029

Morley’s Final Catalogue: By no means frequently seen; not among ivy at Monks Soham. Occasionally at Ipswich in June and July; Walberswick (Ctw); Beccles (Crf); Lowestoft (Bd); Gorleston (D). Taken, doubtless near Bury, by Wratislaw.

Recent Status: Common in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies from May to August. The larvae feed between spun leaves of a very wide range of herbaceous, deciduous and evergreen plants, shrubs and trees.
The larvae hibernate. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A large and broad winged species that rests flat against the substrate. A light brown or grey forewing has two dark marks on the costa and one on the dorsum. The dorsal mark is diffuse on the posterior edge and may join in a narrow fascia with the first costal mark with a dark suffusion on the dorsum. The only similar species is Choristoneura hebenstreitella but that species has a basal patch and the male has a costal fold.

Recorded in 36 (62%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Syndemis musculana  |  Cacoecimorpha pronubana >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/07/2021125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
04/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/07/2021+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
Show Details | 1990 to 2020 | 2000 to 2020 | Graph Key
Express Record Lozotaenia forsterana
We need your records!
Do you have records of Lozotaenia forsterana?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2021

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 20-29mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ivy and other trees, shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy