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Acleris cristana
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Acleris hastiana
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(Linnaeus, 1758)1053 / 49.080

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 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/02/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
31/01/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
17/08/2019125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
23/07/2019325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/06/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: c. 20 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. June-July. Aug. Overwintering to reappear in spring.
Foodplant:   small-leaved willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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