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49.066 ~ 1038 ~ Acleris laterana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles as far north as Wester Ross.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout much of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-20mm.

Confusion species

A. comariana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly associated with woodland.


Rosaceae trees and shrubs, willow and vaccinium.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid at the base of a bud. Larva lives in spun leaves and flowers and feeds within. Pupates in a folded leaf edge of the foodplant or in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 21st Aug 2011, Morben ISAF