1038 Acleris laterana
(Fabricius, 1794)Wingspan 15-20 mm.
Another variable species, which is difficult to separate from A. comariana. A rough guideline is the flight period, which is said to be August to September in the present species, and June/July and October/November in comariana. However, these do overlap and genitalia dissection is usually required to be certain.
The species is generally common and widespread throughout much of the British Isles.
The larva, which can be clearly distinguished from A. comariana in later instars, feeds in May
and June on Rosaceous trees and shrubs, Salix and Vaccinium.