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Acleris laterana
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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 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/07/2020125TG50 - Gorleston
16/10/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
11/10/2019225TM59 - Lowestoft
11/07/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
10/07/2019125TG50 - Gorleston
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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
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