Thursday, 3 December 2015
I slightly tardy post. In September I found a pupa inside spun leaves on a young birch tree at Median Farm, Cross Hands. This hatched a few weeks later and proved to be the tortricid Acleris notana. This is a common species but tends to be under-recorded as it usually needs dissection to separate it from the oak-feeding lookalike Acleris ferrugana, so it was nice in this case to be able to eliminate the alternative based on foodplant.
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