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49.083 ~ 1044 ~ Acleris ferrugana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally common. Recorded from a few sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-19mm.

Confusion species

A. notana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Mainly a woodland species.


Mainly oak.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva spins two leaves flatly one on top of the other and feeds within. Pupates spun up in debris or in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th Dec 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 30th Dec 2011, Commins Coch