The Moths of Suffolk
1036 Acleris forsskaleana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : On the flowers and leaves of Field Maple (Acer campestre) or Sycamore (Acer pseuodplatanus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common and variable at Westerfield (Pyett); Ipswich, Shrubland, Glemham Magna, Leiston, Beccles, Flixton and not rare under maples on Gorleston palings in August.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAleimma loeflingiana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener
Spexhall, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener