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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)


Wet heathland, bogs and marshes.


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