Sunday 26 January 2020

Acleris cristana

Just to inspire you into action at this time of year, this little un was found a couple of nights ago by one of Ceredigion's  newer moth-ers in the Llangeitho area.
A Tortrix moth that can be found in most months of the year, the book says not June but in the current climate anything can happen.  Most records for the county are February to April so now would be a good time to look out for them.
Favoured larval foodplant is Prunus spinosa, (Blackthorn) but also on Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple) or Sorbus aria (Common Whitebeam).
Good hunting.

Acleris cristana - photo P.Barnes.

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