Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite rarely noticed, in sallow-shoots. A few at Hemley in 1903 by Wir (EMM. 1904, 80); one on Gorleston palings in Sept. 1930 (D); Brandon (Barrett).
Recent Status: Frequent across Suffolk.
Life Style: Night flying and comes to light. Is double brooded being found in mid-summer and also hibernating from an autumn fight period. The larvae feed from spun leaves of Salix and Populus.
Identification: The species is a large Acleris with notably broad shoulders and a slightly concave costa. It is exceedingly variable with many named varieties. It does not possess the large scale tuft of A. cristana. More Info
Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1903. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats