Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva on guelder rose, Halesowen, 8.6.21 adult emerged 21.6.21.

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Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19mm.)
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Acleris schalleriana
Viburnum Button

(Linnaeus, 1761)1047 / 49.073

Fairly common resident in hedgerows and scrub with wayfaring trees, and in damp woodland containing guelder rose.

Viburnum lantana, V. opulus, V. tinus with larva feeding in late May to July and again in August/September in a spun, twisted and contorted leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Well marked specimens Grade 3 otherwise Grade 4

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 15-19mm.
Flight: Two generations, August - September and October - May
Foodplant:   Wayfaring Tree, Guedler-rose, Laurustinus
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/12/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
11/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
10/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/11/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
09/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
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