The Moths of Suffolk
1037 Acleris holmiana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, gardens and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of hawthorns (Crataegus), roses (Rosa), brambles (Rubus), apples (Malus), pears (Pyrus), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus) or Quince (Cydonia)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A common and polyphagous species. Ipswich in 1930-4 (Whit), Westerfield in 1895 (Pyett), Hacheston, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft, Beccles; Gorleston palings in August 1931-4 (D). Brandon.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (5.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (26.vii.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman