Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Dungeness, Kent. August 2013

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Acleris rhombana
Rhomboid Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (13-16 mm.)
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Acleris aspersana
Ginger Button

(Hübner, 1817)1043 / 49.078

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Doubtless frequent on Potentilla. Two at Newmarket Suffolk, in 1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221). Fleam Dyke, Cambs' in mid-July 1933 (Mly).

Recent Status: Found sparingly across Suffolk in open land locations.

Life Style: The species flies by day and night and comes to light. The larvae feed from spun leaves on a variety of herbaceous and woody plants

Identification: The species has a variable shade of orange/brown with a darker costal blotch. The extent of darker shading and degree of reticulation varies. It is a smaller Acleris species with narrow shoulders and a slightly concave termen resulting in a produced apex. More Info

Recorded in 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2021126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
02/07/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
17/06/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
29/06/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
17/07/2018125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Wingspan: 13-16 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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