Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Acleris rhombana
Rhomboid Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (13-16mm)
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Acleris shepherdana
Meadow-sweet Button

(Stephens, 1852)1046 / 49.079

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Hardly known in Britain outside EAnglia; feeding on common meadowsweet in marshes. It was found to be " very abundant on both sides of the River Little Ouse below Thetford " by the Revd. H. Williams of Croxton in Norfolk, about 1890. Not noted later.

Recent Status: A local wetland species in Suffolk found predominantly along the Waveney valley.

Life Style: A late summer, single brooded night flying Acleris that comes to light. The larvae feed from spun shoots of Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet.

Identification: The species is similar to A. aspersana but with a more reticulate pattern and less well defined costal mark. The basic colour shade varies and there is sometimes darker shading centrally reaching towards the termen. The hindwings are pale edged with darker mottling. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Look at hindwing

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/20201025TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
28/07/2018+25TM59 - Lowestoft
06/08/2016+25TM59 - Lowestoft
31/07/2015+25TM59 - Lowestoft
05/08/2014125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Meadowsweet.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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
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