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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 locally from Ramsey Wood and Staverton Park. The species has been collected as an immigrant during the late 2010s so could establish further colonies.

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 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/03/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
23/04/2019125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
26/03/2019125TM59 - Lowestoft
22/03/2019125TM59 - Lowestoft
21/03/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 18-22mm
Flight: August to May
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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