Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1055 (ABH49.082) Acleris hyemana, (Haworth, 1811)


Culbin Forest, Moray
Culbin Forest, Moray
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Culbin Forest, Moray
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

This moth has a characteristic purple-brown and silvery-white colouration. It is most active in the spring with the male flying in sunshine.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 12-19 mm.
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris), heaths (Erica spp.)
Flying: One generation, September-April (hibernates)
National status: Local


Heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell