Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1054 (ABH49.076) Acleris cristana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR04389

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
ID confirmed by dissection, Old Weston
ID confirmed by dissection, Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
f. cristalana, Orton Waterville
f. cristalana, Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
f. cristalana, Orton Waterville
f. cristalana, Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This species is very variable but has a large, coarse scale tuft in the middle of the forewing which is peculiar to this species.


Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, August-November and March-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 26 (9.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 January to 28 November

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths