Acleris emargana

    Alt Name
    Notch Wing Tortix

    Wingspan 18 to 22 mm. The notched and hooked forewings of this species create a very distinctive outline, but the depth of the emargination varies, and can even be absent.

    Identification difficulty

    Around the larval foodplants.

    When to see it

    Flying from July to September.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the leaves and shoots of trees such as Willow, Poplar and Birch.

    UK Status

    The species is commonest in the south of Britain, becoming less common further north. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

    49.071 BF1062

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map