The Moths of Suffolk
1053 Acleris hastiana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, fens and scrub

Flight Period : On the wing from July through to April with peak in October. Literature has this species as double-brooded; June to July and September to October

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of willows (Salix), White Poplar (Populus alba) and Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite rarely noticed, in sallow-shoots. A few at Hemley in 1903 by Wlr (EMM. 1904, 80); one on Gorleston palings in Sept. 1930 (D); Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultAcleris umbrana
Acleris cristana
Acleris abietana
Acleris maccana

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Eye, Suffolk (3.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (3.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman