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49.015 ~ 0980 ~ Archips xylosteana ~ Variegated Golden Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Found in most areas in Britain as far north as Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommon. Found at a few sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M. 19-23mm. F. 20-28mm.

Confusion species

A. crataegana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland and gardens.


Many trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on trunk and branches. Larva forms a rolled leaf and feeds within. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 3rd July 2006, Commins Coch