Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. November 2015.

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Acleris laterana
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Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19mm.)
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Acleris schalleriana
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(Linnaeus, 1761)1047 / 49.073

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Surprisingly scarce, among sallow. A few in Bentley Woods in August 1895, and a few specimens at Monks Soham light in August 1928-37 (Mly); Ipswich (Freeman); Hemley in 1905 (Wir) ; Leiston (Grey) ; Blythburgh )Vood in early September (D and Gd), Southwold (Ctw) ; Lowestoft (Bd). Unnoted in west. Form latifasciana, Haw., has occurred at Beccles (Crf).

Recent Status: The species disappeared from Suffolk following Morley’s time but has recently (2015) reappeared and spread in the south east of the county.

Life Style: Flies at night and comes to light. Is double brooded the autumn brood hibernates. The larvae feed from a spun twist of a leaf of Viburnum spp.

Identification: The species has a characteristic scale tuft pattern. The ground colour varies from grey through yellow, orange and reddish brown and can be quite dark overall. The extent of the markings also varies considerably. The species has wider shoulders and relatively longer wings that A. laterana which can be similar in some forms.

Verification Grade Comment: Well marked specimens Grade 3 otherwise Grade 4

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/10/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/07/2021326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021426TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 15-19mm.
Flight: Two generation Aug-Sept. Oct-May.
Foodplant:   Wayfaring Tree, Guedler-rose.
Nat Status: Local
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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