Garden Rose Tortrix - Acleris variegana


    Wingspan 14-18 mm. An extremely variable species.

    Identification difficulty

    Gardens and woodland.

    When to see it

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

    Life History

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

    UK Status

    Occurs commonly throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

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

    49.077 BF1048

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map