The Moths of Suffolk
1054 Acleris cristana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to April

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus), apples (Malus) or Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Near the north-east limit of its range. Not noted here since recorded from near Ipswich about 1890 (Miller).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAcleris hastiana

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Wolves Wood, Suffolk (17.iii.2007) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (3.x.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2003) © Neil Sherman
Barton Mills, Suffolk (11.iv.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (12.iii.2011) © Neil Sherman
Suffolk (iv.2011) © P Bryant
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.ii.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (30.iii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (30.iii.2014) © Paul Kitchener