The Moths of Suffolk
1048 Acleris variegana, Garden Rose Tortrix, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, hedgerows, woodland, fens and orchards

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-October, possibly as two overlappings broods

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of roses (Rosa), brambles (Rubus), hawthorns (Crataegus), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus), apples (Malus), pears (Pyrus), Salad Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba) and other various plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent everywhere in hedges and on palings. Common round Ipswich, at dusk and light in Monks-Soham from July to early October (Mly); always on Gorleston palings (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm


Confusion species
    AdultAcleris laterana
Acleris permutana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (9.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener