Rhomboid Tortrix - Acleris rhombana


Wingspan 13-19 mm. With the slightly hooked tips and reticulated pattern of the forewings, this species is fairly easy to identify, despite being rather variable.

Identification difficulty

It can often be found around hedgerows and gardens.

When to see it

The adults fly in autumn from August to October and are nocturnal.

Life History

The food plants include a range of trees and shrubs including Hawthorn

UK Status

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

VC55 Status

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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map