The Moths of Suffolk
1062 Acleris emargana, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and scrub

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

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of willows (Salix), poplars (Populus), birches (Betula), Hazel (Corylus) or Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequently beaten from sallow in autumn, not seen in spring. Not uncommon round Ipswich; Monks Soham garden in very late October 1914; common in Blythburgh Wood (Mly) and Herringfleet (D); Leiston, Frostenden, Beccles. Tuddenham Fen.

Comments : This species has recently been split into 1062 Acleris emargana and 1062a Acleris effractana. The status of these two species in the county is not currently known.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultAcleris effractana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
10 100 89 21 1

Life history chart
larva larvapupa pupaimago imago imago no datano datano data

Further Photographs

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Darker form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © Neil Sherman