The Moths of Suffolk
1044 Acleris ferrugana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, probably under-recorded

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-October to mid-April and July to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of oaks (Quercus) or sallow (Salix caprea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A common birch-feeder, frequent about Ipswich, Aldringham, at Monks Soham light in July, Beccles; and Brandon. It hibernates : Bentley Woods up to 28 October and again on both 11 and 23 March 1896 (Mly). Note A. ferrugana and A. notana had not been split in Morley's time

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAcleris notana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (i.2006) © Neil Sherman

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