The Moths of Suffolk
1047 Acleris schalleriana, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Scrub, woodland, hedgerows and wet heathland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; August to September and October to May

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana) or Guedler-rose (Viburnum opulus)

Records : Beccles (A Aston, 22.viii.1963), Weston (A Aston, 22.viii.1963), Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 2001)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Surprisingly scarce, among sallow. A few in Bentley Woods in August 1895, and a few specimens at Monks Soham light in August 1928-37 (Mly); Ipswich (Freeman); Hernley in 1905 (Wlr); Leiston (Grey); Blythburgh Wood in early September (D and Gd), Southwold (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd). Unnoted in west. Form latifasciana, Haw. has occurred at Beceles (Crf).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAcleris laterana
Acleris comariana, Strawberry Tortrix

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Trapped by Bill Last - Harlow, Essex (x.2014) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (11.xi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (21.xii.2017) © Paul Kitchener