Acleris literana
Acleris literana
Adult • Sonning, Berkshire • © Alastair Driver

49.087 BF1061

Acleris literana

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 18-22 mm.

An inhabitant of oak (Quercus) woodland, this distinctive species is locally distributed, mainly in the southern half of Britain.

It is very variable, and many different forms have been described, but all have a combination of pale green ground colour with whitish and blackish markings.

The moth is on the wing in August and September, and again in April and May, having overwintered as an adult.
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