Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
Adult • Cairncummer, Aberdeenshire • © Chris Harlow

49.077 BF1048
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 14-18 mm.

An extremely variable species which occurs commonly throughout Britain.

The larvae feed on rose (Rosa) bushes, as the name suggests, but also on a range of other trees and shrubs.

Flying from July to September, it is mainly nocturnal and is attracted by bright lights.
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