Acleris notana
Acleris notana
Adult • ex. spinning on Betula, Birds Royd, W. Yorks • © Ian Kimber

49.084 BF1045

Acleris notana

(Donovan, 1806)

Wingspan 15-19 mm.

Very similar to A. ferrugana and equally variable, care has to be taken in the identification of these two species.

They also share similar habits, although notana feeds mainly on birch (Betula).

There are two generations (except in the far north), flying in July and then October. The second generation overwinters and reappears in spring.

It is fairly common throughout the British Isles
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