The Moths of Suffolk
1038 Acleris laterana, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Open woodland, fens, heathland, scrub and hedgerows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to September

Larval foodplants : On the leaves and flowers of hawthorns (Crataegus), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus), roses (Rosa), brambles (Rubus), rowans (Sorbus), willows (Salix) or bilberries (Vaccinium)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Observed nowhere but at Nayland, on our south border, in 1896 (C.A. Pyett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAcleris comariana, Strawberry Tortrix
Acleris sparsana
Acleris schalleriana
Acleris variegana, Garden Rose Tortrix

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman