Tortricidae: Tortricinae

1044 (ABH49.083) Acleris ferrugana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

This is a very variable species which closely resembles A. notana from which it can only be reliably distinguished by examination of the genitalia. A small black tuft of scales a short distance from the head is often diagnostic.

Wingspan: 15-19mm
Flying: Two generations, July-August and October-April (hibernates)
National status: Common



Regional Information

Recorded in 37 (13.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 2024

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 January to 19 December

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