The Moths of Suffolk
1045 Acleris notana, (Donovan, 1806)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, probably under-recorded

Habitats : Woodland, heathland and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June to July and September to May, county records sbow little pattern and the adult has been recorded in most months of the year

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa) or Bog-myrtle (Myrica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A common birch-feeder, frequent about Ipswich, Aldringham, at Monks Soham light in July, Beccles; and Brandon. It hibernates : Bentley Woods up to 28 October and again on both 11 and 23 March 1896 (Mly). Note A. ferrugana and A. notana had not been split in Morley's time

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm


Confusion species
    AdultAcleris ferrugana

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Confirmed by Jon Clifton by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2011) © Neil Sherman

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