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Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Tortricinae
        »Tribe: Tortricini

Common

Resident. Adults usually occur singly or sparingly at mv light amongst deciduous woodland, although occasional singletons also appear in less feral habitats; sometimes common when beaten out by day. The species is elusive, colonies are very local and isolated, and annual numbers fluctuate widely - but it is on the increase. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early August to the second week of November, occasionally from the second week of July or to early December and then, after a brief hibernation, from late January to early May, sometimes to early June. Adults have been seen during almost every week of the year, except for those in December and January Larvae feed on the flowers and fruit of pear, hawthorn, sloe and apple. (Pratt, 2011).

Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 17 iii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Knepp Estate, 14 iv 2017
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Scotney Estate, 9 ii 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Etchingahm, 13 iv 2015
Photo: Caroline Moore
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 04 vi 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 18 iii 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 08 v 2016
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 14 ii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
f. nigrosubcapucina
Lindfield, 19 ii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
f. nigrosubcapucina
Lindfield, 19 ii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Mill Hill, 25 iii 2011
Photo: Dave Green
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Mill Hill, 25 iii 2011
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 26 ii 2009
Photo: Mike Snelling
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 15 ii 2009
Photo: Mike Snelling
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
f. cristalana
Bracklesham, 09 ii 2014
Photo: Derek Lee
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Etchingham, 18 ii 2009
Photo: Caroline Moore
Acleris cristana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 9 iii 2006
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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