Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Acleris laterana
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Acleris variegana
Garden Rose Tortrix

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1048 / 49.077

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent everywhere in hedges and on palings. Common round Ipswich, at dusk and light in Monks Soham from July to early October (Mly); always on Gorleston palings (D).

Recent Status: Our most abundant Acleris species.

Life Style: Flies in the second half of the year and may hibernate to crop up in spring. The larvae feed from spun leaves on a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs.

Identification: As its name implies the species is very variable. A black and whitish one is common. An all black variation occurs and there are many attractive varieties in shades of brown and cream. The basic colour pattern is of a dark distal half and pale proximal half with a dark blotch centrally in the pale area.

Recorded in 51 (88%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1973.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2021125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
05/11/2021125TM59 - Lowestoft
29/10/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/10/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/10/2021125TM04 - Hadleigh
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-18mm
Flight: June to Oct
Foodplant:   Various plants and shrubs including roses, brambles, hawthorns, cherries, apples, pears and Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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