The Moths of Suffolk
1061 Acleris literana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to May

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus)

Records : Staverton Park (SMG, 25.viii.2000), Ramsey Wood (SMG, 19.iv.2002 & 29.iii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very rare, sitting quiescently on oak-trunks. Benacre Woods on 19 March 1933 (Gd); Bentley Woods, first seen on 10 May 1933 (Mly), found in some numbers and bred (Whit) and in early August 1934 (Wlr, Trans. ii, 296 and lxxxix); new to Suffolk at Bungay in 1903 (Mrs. Mann; l.c. i, 33).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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