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Photo © Antony Wren,  Hibernating adult on Oak. Kessingland, Suffolk 20.12.18

Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (18-22mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Acleris literana
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(Linnaeus, 1758)1061 / 49.087

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very rare, sitting quiescently on oak-trunks. Benacre Woods on 19 March 1933 (Gd); Bentley Woods, first seen on 10 May 1933 (Mly), found in some numbers and bred (Whit) and in early August 1934 (Wir, Trans, ii, 296 and lxxxix); new to Suffolk at Bungay in 1903 (Mrs. Mann ; I.e. i, 33).

Recent Status: Known in previous years from Ramsey Wood and Staverton Park. This species appears to be increasing in recent years and spreading to new sites where it hasn't been noted historically.

Life Style: Flies by night. Single brooded and hibernating. Larvae feed from spun leaves on Quercus.

Identification: A distinctive green and black marked species unlikely to be confused with any other British Acleris.

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2021+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
11/05/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/05/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
31/03/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
20/02/2021126TM04 - Hadleigh
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Wingspan: 18-22mm
Flight: August to May
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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