1062 Notched Wing Tortrix Acleris emargana ABH 49.071

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Wingspan 18-22 mm

Phenology Flying from July to September, the species is commonest in the south of Britain, becoming less common further north

Description Notched and hooked forewings of this species create a distinctive outline, but the depth of the emargination varies, and can be absent. The species has recently been split from 1062a E. effractana, which isa northern species. For differences, see Link

Life Cycle The larvae feed on the leaves and shoots of trees such as sallow (Salix), poplar (Populus) and birch (Betula).

Habitat Flying from July to September, the species is commonest in the south of Britain, becoming less common further north

 

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