Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Acleris laterana
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (13-18mm)
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Acleris comariana
Strawberry Tortrix

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)1039 / 49.065
Norfolk status
Highly variable species, having several known forms.
Local throughout much of the British Isles. A known pest on cultivated strawberry, with serious infestations once reported from the Wisbech and King's Lynn areas of Norfolk. Also recorded on Wet heathland, fens and marshes.

Certain forms of this species closely resemble forms of A. laterana, from which only reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia.

Unlike A. laterana, A. comariana is almost invariably smaller in size, and flies earlier, from June to July.
However, A second brood, flying in late August to October, overlaps with the similar A. laterana, and a gen. det. would be required.

Undetermined specimens please record as the aggregate species:
1038x Acleris laterana/comariana.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
17/06/2017127TG50 - Yarmouth
17/06/2017128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/06/2017128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/07/2015127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Wingspan: 13-18mm
Flight: June-July and Aug-Nov.
Foodplant:   Wild and Cultivated Strawberry, Marsh Cinquefoil, Water Avens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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