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49.029 (BF1002)

Large Ivy Twist   

Lozotaenia forsterana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-May between two leaves spun together.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, especially Ivy, privet species and Vaccinium species (Blaeberry, Cranberry, Cowberry).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 10th July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Kirkconnell on 31st July 1977, with the Wigtownshire first also being found by Duncan at Glenluce on 6th July 1984, all three specimens at National Museums Scotland.

101 record(s) from 17 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2022
49.029 Lozotaenia Forsterana
49.029 Lozotaenia Forsterana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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