Irish moths

Acleris laterana/comariana

Family: Tortricidae        Sub-family: Tortricinae

1038x     *     Acleris laterana/comariana

Acleris laterana and Acleris comariana are very difficult to separate.
Adults require genitalia examination but larva can be distinguished in later instars.

Wingspan: A. laterana: 15-20mm. A. comariana: 13-18mm
Flight time: A. laterana: Aug-Sept. A. comariana: Jun-Jul, late Aug-Nov

Food plants:
A. laterana: May-June, rosaceous trees and shrubs, Salix, Vaccinium
A. comariana: Wild and cultivated strawberry

Photographs: Co. Cork and Co. Limerick Ireland. August and September 2010

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