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1038 ~ Acleris laterana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles as far north as Wester Ross.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout much of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-20mm.

Confusion species

A. comariana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly associated with woodland.


Rosaceae trees and shrubs, willow and vaccinium.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid at the base of a bud. Larva lives in spun leaves and flowers and feeds within. Pupates in a folded leaf edge of the foodplant or in larval habitation.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 21st Aug 2011, Morben ISAF