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49.07 ~ 1042 ~ Acleris rhombana ~ Rhomboid Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England and Wales and the lowland areas of Scotland, more scarce in other areas of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly well distributed across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Scrubby downland and hedgerows.


Various trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on branches or bark. Larva first feeds on the buds and later spins leaves and flowerheads together and feeds within. Pupates between spun leaves or in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by SOS, 7th Oct 2013, Guilsfield