Irish moths

Acleris ferrugana/notana

Family: Tortricidae  Tortricinae       Sub-family: Tortricinae

1044x     *     Acleris ferrugana / notana

The two species are very similar and require genitalia examination or breeding from foodplant for accurate identification. Both are found in woodland and fly in two generations, July and September-April.

Acleris ferrugana:
Wingspan 14-18mm, often has a small black tuft of scales at quarter distance from head. Larvae feed on rolled leaves of Oak and Goat Willow

Acleris notana:
Wingspan 15-19mm. Larvae feed on leaves of Birch, Alder and Bog Myrtle

Acleris ferrugana/notana

Acleris ferrugana/notana

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. November 2010 and March 2011

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