1048 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana ABH 49.077

 

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Family Tortricidae » Tortricinae

Wingspan 14-18 mm.

Flight period Flying from July to September, it is mainly nocturnal and is attracted by bright lights.

Descripttion variable species which occurs commonly throughout Britain.The nominate form has a forewing demarcated centrally, with a white basal half showing a large dark patch on the dorsum and a ferruginous/black distal half. The form f. brunneana resembles the closely related species A. permutana in general appearance

Food Plants . The larvae feed on rose (Rosa) bushes, as the name suggests, but also on a range of other trees and shrubs. On the leaves of roses (Rosa), brambles (Rubus), hawthorns (Crataegus), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus), apples (Malus), pears (Pyrus), Salad Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba) and other various plants

 

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