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49.02 ~ 0974 ~ Argyrotaenia ljungiana ~ Heather Tortrix
UK Status

This common species has a distribution throughout much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Lake Vyrnwy in the north of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-16mm

Confusion species

Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Heaths and Moors.


Feeds on various plants associated with the habitat.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on upper surface of foodplant. Larvae skeletonize spun leaves. Pupates over-winter under ground within a spun leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 14th May 2020, Lake Vyrnwy