Acleris caledoniana
Acleris caledoniana
Adult • South Uist, Outer Hebrides • © Chris Johnson

49.064 BF1040

Acleris caledoniana

(Stephens, 1852)

Wingspan c. 15mm.

This is a species of high moorland, inhabiting mountain bogs and similar habitats. It is most frequent in Scotland, northern England and North Wales, but occurs elsewhere in suitable habitat.

A day-flying species, it can be found on the wing between July and September on warm or sunny afternoons.

The larvae spin together the leaves or shoots of a range of high-ground herbaceous plants such as bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), feeding within.
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