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49.08 ~ 1053 ~ Acleris hastiana
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

Forms of A. cristana, A. abietana and A. umbrana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Small leaved willows.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on branches or bark. Larva lives in spun leaves or a folded leaf and feeds within. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon spun up in a leaf or dead leaves away from larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 4th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 22nd Mar 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB,14th Mar 2011, Morben Isaf

Photo by PRW, 9th Mar 2014, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 10th Mar 2014, Commins Coch