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49.015 (BF980)

Variegated Golden Tortrix   

Archips xylosteana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June in a rolled leaf.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Polyphagous on trees and shrubs, including some conifers.  Also Hypericum species (St John’s-worts).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Gretna, Dumfriesshire, on 11th July 2014, during a public event.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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