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1039 ~ Acleris comariana ~ Strawberry Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as Lanarkshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common on both the eastern and western extremes of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-18mm.

Confusion species


A. laterana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Wet heathland, bogs and marshes.

Foodplant

Wild and cultivated strawberries and other related plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid low down on foodplant. Larva lives in spun leaves or a folded leaf and feeds within. Pupates in a silken cocoon in larval habitation.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th Sept 2011, Commins Coch