Tortricidae : Tortricinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Antony Wren,  Lowestoft, Suffolk. Gen det male

Similar Suffolk Species
Acleris laterana
Dark-triangle Button
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (13-18mm)
Upload a Photo
Acleris comariana
Strawberry Tortrix

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)1039 / 49.065

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very local species in Britain, feeding on Comarum and strawberry. Found at only Orford during 1902 (Gibbs). Observed nowhere but at Nayland, on our south border, in 1896 (C. A. Pye«),

Recent Status: Found locally in Suffolk. Still found in the Orford area..

Life Style: The species flies in the evening and dusk and is double brooded with its flight period either side of the common A. laterana. The larvae feed on strawberry and related species from spun leaves

Identification: The species is slightly smaller than the similar A. laterana and equally as variable. Although it is double brooded there is overlap with the single brooded A. laterana and identification must be supported by genitalia dissection. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Acleris bergmanniana  |  Acleris laterana/comariana >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
17/08/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
28/07/2020+25TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
06/07/2020125TG50 - Gorleston
16/10/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
Show Details | 1990 to 2020 | 2000 to 2020 | Graph Key
Express Record Acleris comariana
We need your records!
Do you have records of Acleris comariana?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2021

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-18mm
Flight: June-July and Aug-Nov.
Foodplant:   Wild and Cultivated Strawberry, Marsh Cinquefoil, Water Avens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 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