Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1062 (ABH49.071) Acleris emargana, (Fabricius, 1775)

KR04385

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th July 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th July 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The pronounced emargination of the costa of the forewing of this species is characteristic although variable in depth. There are several forms with variable colouration. The species has recently been split into 1062 Acleris emargana and 1062a Acleris effractana.


Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.), birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 30 (11.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 July to 25 November