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Acleris variegana
Garden Rose Tortrix ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1048 / 49.077
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  22/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Acleris laterana
Wingspan: 14-18mm
Flight: June to Oct
Foodplant:   Various plants and shrubs including roses, brambles, hawthorns, cherries, apples, pears and Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Gardens, hedgerows, woodland, fens and orchards.
Extremely variable species with several forms.

The nominate form has a forewing demarcated centrally, with a white basal half showing a large dark patch on the dorsum and a ferruginous/black distal half.

f. asperana
As above but with no dark patch on the dorsum.

f. cirrana
Forewing ground colour yellow/brown.

f. brunneana
forewing colour brown rather than black.

f. argentana
White with obsolescent markings except for a dark costal blotch to the forewing.

f. albana
All white.

f. caeruleaoatrana
Melanic all dark.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1914.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/05/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/11/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/11/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/11/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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