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1048 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Garden Rose Tortrix  Acleris variegana (Adult)

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Cairncummer, Aberdeenshire

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1048 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 14-18 mm.

An extremely variable species which occurs commonly throughout Britain.

The larvae feed on rose (Rosa) bushes, as the name suggests, but also on a range of other trees and shrubs.

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

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